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Fontaines, Saône-et-Loire


Coordinates: 46°51′03″N 4°46′23″E / 46.8508°N 4.7731°E / 46.8508; 4.7731Coordinates: 46°51′03″N 4°46′23″E / 46.8508°N 4.7731°E / 46.8508; 4.7731

Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chalon-sur-Saône
Canton Chagny
Intercommunality Le grand Chalon
 • Mayor Mauricette Chatillon
 • Land1 24.73 km2 (9.55 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,349
 • Population2 density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71202 / 71150
Elevation 183–315 m (600–1,033 ft)
(avg. 197 m or 646 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.

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


Formerly Fontanœ then Fontes. The village owes its name to the numerous source which spring from his territory. We find tracks of Roman time there. The village belonged to the Lords of Fountains, who built a castle, then to the bishops of Chalon there, who freed the inhabitants in 1299. The castle was plundered and destroyed in 1569. There was one prioress Benedictine, a chapel (Saint Nicolas) and several washhouses.

  • There is a very beautiful Romanesque church of the 13th and 15th century, surrounded with a strengthened surrounding wall.
  • This village in the peculiarity to have five washhouses what makes its currency " stony and health resort ".
  • There are ruins of the monastery.
  • And was recently built there a gymnasium.

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