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Vals-près-le-Puy is a commune in the Haute-Loire department in south-central France.Its inhabitants are known as Valladiers.It is twinned with Aielo de Malferit (Spain).GeographyThe town is located in the valley of the river Dolaizon. It forms the South-West border of Le Puy-en-Velay and its highest point is Mount Ronzon (850 m).HistoryLe Puy became part of the province of Velay in 1789.Places and monuments Augustinian Monastery early 17th century. Historic Monument. Church of Saint Vosy, chapel of the monastery 17th century. Historic Monument. Chibottes (ancient dry masonry constructions) Wooden chibotte of Lirate 17th century and 19th century. Chibottes were circular or semi-circular stone huts built between the 17th century and the 19th century as shelters (especially for wine growers).Notable peopleAuguste Aymard, 1808–1889, mayor Vals-près-le-Puy, polymath .Joseph Rumillet Charretier 1833–1916 grew verbena at his property in Vals and founded the distillery Verveine du Velay in 1858.Michel Rioufol, artist who studied under Fernand Léger
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