Commune of Chénelette
|Arrondissement||Arrondissement of Villefranche-sur-Saône|
|Canton||Canton of Lamure-sur-Azergues|
|Intercommunality||Communauté de Communes de la Haute Vallée d'Azergues|
|Mayor||Rémy de l'Escaille
|Elevation||552–940 m (1,810–3,080 ft)
(avg. 660 m/2,200 ft)
|Land area1||11.02 km2 (4.25 sq mi)|
|- Density||29 /km2 (75 /sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||69054/ 69430|
|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.|
Chénelette is a small village of approximately 300 people located in the north-west of the Rhône Department, notably in the Beaujolais region. The surrounding landscape is one of forests, mountains (of the Massif Central), and pastures. The village has an elevation of 660 meters and enjoys extraordinary views.
Chénelette has its roots from the Middle Ages when, in the thirteenth century, a castle was built at the peak of the Mont Tourvéon (to the east of the village) by Louis de Pieux. Today the ruins of this castle can still be seen by climbing to the top of the mountain, which requires a considerable hike. Chénelette has been significant to the region through the regions because it has been a point of convergence for travellers from surrounding areas. During World War Two this region was occupied by the Germans and this region was known for its considerable resistance.
Demographic Evolution of Chénelette