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Bourbon-Lancy

Bourbon-Lancy
Medieval center
Medieval center
Coat of arms of Bourbon-Lancy
Coat of arms
Bourbon-Lancy is located in France
Bourbon-Lancy
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton Bourbon-Lancy
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Paul Drapier
Area1 55.73 km2 (21.52 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,572
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71047 / 71140
Elevation 202–346 m (663–1,135 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 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.

Bourbon-Lancy is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

It is a rural town on the Loire River with a walled medieval area on the dominant hill. It has an authentic medieval belfry, wooden frame houses and fortifications which date from 1495.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Industry 2
  • Tourism 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Situated in western Burgundy in the heart of ancient Gaul, the city's history spans well over 2000 years. Bourbon-Lancy is a spa town with thermal springs which have been known since Roman times. In the Middle Ages Bourbon-Lancy was an important stronghold and a fief of the Bourbon family, and its suffix is derived from the name of a member of the family.

Cardinal Richelieu, Madame de Sévigné, James II of England, and other celebrated people visited the thermal springs in the 17th and 18th centuries.[1]

Industry

  • FPT Powertrain Technologies – a Fiat plant
  • Guy H.F. – cabinet maker for the French loudspeaker manufacturer Focal S.A.

Tourism

Medieval walls of Bourbon-Lancy
  • Musée Saint Nazaire – housed in the 11th century Saint Navaire Church - artifacts from ancient & modern Bourbon-Lacy
  • Medieval center – shops, restaurants and an inn
  • Thermal spas
  • Musée du Breuil
  • Musée de la Machine Agricole Puzenat et des outils du bois
  • Le Casino De Bourbon-Lancy

See also

References

  • INSEE
  1. ^  

External links

  • Official site of Bourbon-Lancy in French
  • Shops and administrations of Bourbon-Lancy in French
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