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Coordinates: 47°07′15″N 0°25′32″E / 47.1208°N 0.4256°E / 47.1208; 0.4256Coordinates: 47°07′15″N 0°25′32″E / 47.1208°N 0.4256°E / 47.1208; 0.4256

Country France
Region Centre
Department Indre-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chinon
Canton L'Île-Bouchard
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Dupont
 • Land1 3.48 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,754
 • Population2 density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 37119 / 37220
Elevation 33–65 m (108–213 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

L'Île-Bouchard is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France.

From 8 to 14 December 1947, L'Île-Bouchard was the site of Marian apparitions. Four girls aged 7 to 12 reported having seen the Virgin Mary and the archangel Gabriel. The site was declared an official pilgrimage of the diocese of Tours on 8 December 2001 by the archbishop Monseigneur André Vingt-Trois. Since 1999, priests and lay persons from Emmanuel Community have been in charge of the pilgrims.[1]


See also


  • INSEE commune file
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