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Saint-Vincent-de-Paul seen from the banks of the Adour River

Le Pouy is the village nearest Ranquines, the hamlet where it is believed that Vincent de Paul was born in 1581. Since 1828 the village has been called Saint-Vincent-de-Paul. Pouy continues to be the name by which another community located about 100 miles to the east in the Hautes-Pyrénées is known.

Today Saint-Vincent-de-Paul has about 2100 residents. It is in the Arrondissement de Dax, Landes, Aquitaine, in southwest France, about three miles northwest of Dax (see MapQuest

See also: Paul Family, Ranquine, Le Berceau and Pouy