|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Edith Gueugneau|
|55.73 km2 (21.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||86/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||202–346 m (663–1,135 ft) |
(avg. 240 m or 790 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
It is a rural town on the river Loire with a walled medieval area on the dominant hill. It has an authentic medieval belfry, wooden frame houses and fortifications which date from 1495.
Situated in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté on the road from Paris to Lyon, and on the Loire, 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, when it was known as Aquae Bormonis and enjoyed great prosperity. In the Middle Ages, Bourbon-Lancy was an important stronghold and a fief of the Bourbon family, and its suffix is derived from the name of a member of the family.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was a center for the manufacture of agricultural machinery.
The name Bourbon is derived from the name of the Gallic and Italic god Borvo and signifies bubbling or boiling, referring to the thermal hot springs in the town.
- Musée Saint Nazaire – housed in the 11th century Saint Nazaire Church - artifacts from ancient & modern Bourbon-Lancy
- 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
- "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
- "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bourbon-Lancy". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 328–329.
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