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La Clayette

La Clayette

Castle of La Clayette
La Clayette
La Clayette

Coordinates: 46°17′26″N 4°18′20″E / 46.2906°N 4.3056°E / 46.2906; 4.3056Coordinates: 46°17′26″N 4°18′20″E / 46.2906°N 4.3056°E / 46.2906; 4.3056

Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton La Clayette
Intercommunality Pays clayettois
 • Mayor Hugues Godard
 • Land1 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,014
 • Population2 density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71133 / 71800
Elevation 336–437 m (1,102–1,434 ft)
(avg. 385 m or 1,263 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.

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


La Clayette is situated in the Brionnais area, in the south-west of the Saône-et-Loire département.


  • By road: the town is situated at the crossroads of the routes D985 and D987, 40 km from Roanne, 60 km from Mâcon, 90 km from Lyon and 100 km from Moulins.
  • By rail: La Clayette-Baudemont station stands on the line from Lyon to Paray-le-Monial. It is served by the TER train which takes 1 hour 20 minutes from Lyon.


  • 1435 : Creation of the borough of La Clayette by the Chantemerle family
  • 1437 : Creation of the fairs
  • 1450 : Creation of the markets
  • 1632 : Alice de Chantemerle, last descendant of the family of the same name, founded by will the convent of the Minimes (in the building which is now the Mairie (Town Hall))
  • Until the French Revolution, La Clayette was governed from Varennes-sous-Dun


Historical population of La Clayette
(Source : INSEE[1])
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 2173253028452669230720692012
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places and monuments

Château de La Clayette

Chapelle Sainte Avoye

The construction of Sainte Avoye's chapel, in the flamboyant gothic style, was due to Louis de Chantemerle in the fifteenth century.

Twin towns – Sister cities

See also


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