Bourbon-Lancy

Bourbon-Lancy is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.

Bourbon-Lancy
Medieval center
Medieval center
Coat of arms of Bourbon-Lancy
Coat of arms
Location of Bourbon-Lancy
Bourbon-Lancy is located in France
Bourbon-Lancy
Bourbon-Lancy
Bourbon-Lancy is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Bourbon-Lancy
Bourbon-Lancy
Coordinates: 46°37′13″N 3°46′27″E / 46.6203°N 3.7742°E / 46.6203; 3.7742Coordinates: 46°37′13″N 3°46′27″E / 46.6203°N 3.7742°E / 46.6203; 3.7742
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementCharolles
CantonDigoin
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Edith Gueugneau[1]
Area
1
55.73 km2 (21.52 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
4,820
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
71047 /71140
Elevation202–346 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.

HistoryEdit

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.

Cardinal Richelieu, Madame de Sévigné, James II of England, Catherine de Medici and other celebrated people visited the thermal springs in the 17th and 18th centuries.[3]

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was a center for the manufacture of agricultural machinery.

ToponymyEdit

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.

IndustryEdit

TourismEdit

 
Church of Saint Nazaire
 
Medieval walls of Bourbon-Lancy
  • 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
 
Eglise du Sacré Coeur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bourbon-Lancy". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 328–329.

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