Ville de Bourg-de-Péage
Historic site and monument

Ville de Bourg-de-Péage

Ville de Bourg-de-Péage
Rue du Docteur EynardB.P. 4326300 Bourg-de-Péage

Entre le méandre de l’Isère et les monts du matin un petit bourg s’est enraciné au fil du temps, en face de sa ville-soeur Romans. Le nom de Bourg-de-Péage provient des droits qui étaient perçus sur les marchandises à l’entrée méridionale du Pont.

Number of inhabitants: 10,080
Area 1371 hectares

The town of Bourg-de-Péage owes its name to the presence of the bridge over the Isère, built in the Middle Ages by the Saint-Barnard Abbey in Romans. To cover its upkeep, the canons levied a feudal duty, known as a toll, on all persons, goods or livestock crossing the bridge.
In addition, Bourg-de-Péage owes its fame to felt hat making (felt obtained from rabbit skins). This tradition was introduced in about 1810 by workers who came from Cognin (38). Despite the laying of the Romans railway line in 1864, which ended the local sourcing of the raw material, and then the 1883 crisis, the activity continued to expand until 1929. At that time, Mossant, a pioneer business in Bourg-de-Péage hat making, employed more than 1200 people.
These days, the town of Bourg-de-Péage is a ("3-flower") town in bloom where new businesses have come to set up shop by developing innovative technologies. The town is also known for the richness of its community life and its cultural, sporting and social fabric.

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Updated on 15/10/2021
Through Valence Romans Tourisme
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