Palézieux

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Palézieux
Coat of arms of Palézieux
Coat of arms
Location of Palézieux
CountrySwitzerland
CantonVaud
DistrictLavaux-Oron
Government
 • MayorM. Gérald Nidrist
Area
 • Total5.77 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
Elevation
634 m (2,080 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,326
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Les Paléziens
Les Boudins
Postal code
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)
Websitewww.palezieux.ch
Profile (French), SFSO statistics

Palézieux 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.

History[change | change source]

Palézieux is 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 | change source]

  • Palézieux-Village
  • Palézieux-Gare
  • Serix

Other websites[change | change source]

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