former municipality of Switzerland in Vaud

Palézieux (French pronunciation: ​[palezjø]) is a village and former municipality of the district Broye-Vully in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. Since 2012 it forms part of the municipality of Oron.[2]

Coat of arms of Palézieux
Location of Palézieux
Palézieux is located in Switzerland
Palézieux is located in Canton of Vaud
Coordinates: 46°33′N 06°50′E / 46.550°N 6.833°E / 46.550; 6.833
 • MayorM. Gérald Nidrist
 • Total5.77 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
634 m (2,080 ft)
 • Total1,326
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Les Paléziens
Les Boudins
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (Central European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (Central European Summer Time)
Postal code(s)
1607 Palézieux-Village
1607 Palézieux-Gare
SFOS number5795
LocalitiesPalézieux-Village, Palézieux-Gare, Serix
Surrounded byOron-la-Ville, Oron-le-Châtel, Chesalles-sur-Oron, Ecoteaux, Bossonnens (FR), Granges (Veveyse) (FR), Les Thioleyres, Les Tavernes
Twin townsVers-Pont-du-Gard (France)
[1] Profile (in French), [1].en.geoRefStandard SFSO statistics

History change

Palézieux was first mentioned in 1134 as de Palaisol.

Under the rule of Savoy, the family de Palézieux - mentioned in texts from 1154 - had their castle near the village, of which remains can be seen today (mainly a wall). The castle controlled a bridge on the River Broye, which was a source of profit through the various tolls and taxes.

The bridge over the Broye was washed away in 1700, following a flood. It was rebuilt in 1750, following several petitions. Modernized, it is still in place.

The creation of the separate settlement at Palézieux-Gare came about with the commissioning of the railway line between Lausanne and Bern in 1862, which was built away from the original village (which became known as Palézieux-Village). In 1876 the line from Payerne was added, which runs adjacent to Palézieux-Village, and in 1903 the metre gauge line leading to the Gruyère was constructed, with its terminus at Palézieux-Gare.

Villages change

  • Palézieux-Village
  • Palézieux-Gare[3]
  • Serix

References change

  1. Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz published by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (in German)
  2. Nomenklaturen – Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz Archived 13 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine (in German)
  3. Swiss Post Archived 11 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine

Other websites change

  Media related to Palézieux at Wikimedia Commons