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Coordinates: 46°17′26″N 4°18′20″E / 46.2905555556°N 4.30555555556°E / 46.2905555556; 4.30555555556

Commune of La Clayette

Château de La Clayette (Saône-et-Loire).JPG
Castle of La Clayette
La Clayette is located in France
La Clayette
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton La Clayette
Intercommunality Pays clayettois
Mayor Hugues Godard
Elevation 336–437 m (1,100–1,430 ft)
(avg. 385 m/1,260 ft)
Land area1 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population2 2,014  (2006)
 - Density 646 /km2 (1,670 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71133/ 71800
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.

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


Change in population
(Source : INSEE[1])
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
2173 2530 2845 2669 2307 2069 2012
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) only counted 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.

See also



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