No room for disputes at France’s smallest mairie

When the local council of one village in northern France meets in the mairie, everyone gets... close.

A full municipal council for the pretty commune of Saint-Germain-de-Pasquier in the Eure, Normandy – population 140 – is 11, and they all have to fit into the mairie, which is just eight square metres.

It’s the smallest in France.

Mayor Laurence Laffillé told Connexion: “It makes for a good atmosphere, and because everyone is so close physically, people do not get cross.

“But when we draw up lists of candidates, we tend not ...

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