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For the parish in Asturias, Spain, see Candás.

Coordinates: 50°06′29″N 2°15′37″E / 50.1081°N 2.2603°E / 50.1081; 2.2603Coordinates: 50°06′29″N 2°15′37″E / 50.1081°N 2.2603°E / 50.1081; 2.2603

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Bernaville
Intercommunality Bernavillois
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Dominique Hersin
 • Land1 17.27 km2 (6.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,011
 • Population2 density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80168 / 80750
Elevation 97–166 m (318–545 ft)
(avg. 146 m or 479 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.

Candas is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


Candas is situated on the D31 and D49 crossroads, some 21 miles (34 km) north of Amiens.

Places of interest

  • Fanchon’s windmill [1]

The sails stopped turning in 1923, on the death of the last miller, Louis Fanchon (who acquired the mill in 1882). The building was left to nature, and was soon covered in moss and grass, with bushes growing through every opening. Much of the structure began to crumble. After more than 10 years restoration, thanks to the dynamism of the 'Association de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine de Candas, the mill is now open to the public. There’s a guided tour and demonstrations of flour production.

See also



External links

  • Candas website (French)
  • Candas on the Quid website (French)
  • Visit to the mill at Candas, on the "Chez Marius" website (French)
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