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Coordinates: 46°18′28″N 4°29′00″E / 46.3078°N 4.4833°E / 46.3078; 4.4833Coordinates: 46°18′28″N 4°29′00″E / 46.3078°N 4.4833°E / 46.3078; 4.4833

Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Matour
Intercommunality Matour et sa région
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Thierry Igonnet
 • Land1 27.99 km2 (10.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,076
 • Population2 density 38/km2 (100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71289 / 71520
Elevation 328–769 m (1,076–2,523 ft)
(avg. 450 m or 1,480 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.

Matour is a commune in the department of Saône-et-Loire in Burgundy, France. The commune is located in an area called "The Far West of Burgundy".


Some points of interest to tourists are the Arboretum de Pézanin, the 771-meter Mont Saint-Cyr, and the Galerie européenne de la forêt et du bois (European Gallery of Forest and Wood), all located in nearby Dompierre-les-Ormes.

Recent history

A very big arrest made by French army in Matour. Matour was a weapon and drug traffic site.

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