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Coordinates: 46°37′13″N 3°46′27″E / 46.6202777778°N 3.77416666667°E / 46.6202777778; 3.77416666667

Commune of Bourbon-Lancy

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Medieval center
Location
Bourbon-Lancy is located in France
Bourbon-Lancy
Administration
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton Bourbon-Lancy
Mayor Jean-Paul Drapier
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 202–346 m (660–1,140 ft)
(avg. 240 m/790 ft)
Land area1 55.73 km2 (21.52 sq mi)
Population2 5,572  (2006)
 - Density 100 /km2 (260 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 71047/ 71140
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Medieval walls of Bourbon-Lancy

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 boasts an authentic medieval belfry, wooden frame houses and fortifications which date from 1495.

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.

Contents

Industry

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

Tourism

  • 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

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

BOURBON -Lancy, a watering-place of east-central France in the department of Saone-et-Loire, on a hill about 2 m. from the right bank of the Loire and on the Borne, 52 m. S.S.E. of Nevers by rail. Pop. (1906) town, 1896; commune, 4266. The town possesses thermal springs, resorted to in the Roman period, and ancient baths and other remains have been found. The waters, which are saline and ferruginous, are used for drinking and bathing, in cases of rheumatism, &c. Their temperature varies from 117° to 132° F. Cardinal Richelieu, Madame de Sevigne, James II. of England, and other celebrated persons visited the springs in the 17th and 18th centuries. The town has a well-equipped bathing establishment, a large hospital, and a church of the 11th and 12th centuries (used as an archaeological museum), and there are ruins of an old stronghold on a hill overlooking the town. A belfry pierced by a gateway of the 15th century and houses of the 15th and 16th centuries also remain. The industries of the town include the manufacture of farm implements.

In the middle ages Bourbon-Lancy was an important stronghold and a fief of the Bourbon family, from the name of a member of which the suffix to its name is derived.


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