Héricourt, Haute-Saône

Héricourt (French pronunciation: ​[eʁikuʁ]) is a commune in the Haute-Saône department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. Héricourt is the second most populated city in the department after Vesoul. The city is located in the "Aire Urbaine", which is composed of Belfort, Montbéliard and Héricourt. Héricourt is linked to the little villages of Brévilliers, Chagey, Champey, Chenebier, Coisevaux, Couthenans, Echenans sous Mont-Vaudois, Etobon, Luze, Mandrevillars, Saulnot, Trémoins, Verlans, Villers-sur-Saulnot, Vyans-le-Val and they form the Communauté de communes du pays d'Héricourt. On 1 January 2019, the former commune Tavey was merged into Héricourt.[2]

Héricourt
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Coat of arms of Héricourt
Coat of arms
Location of Héricourt
Héricourt is located in France
Héricourt
Héricourt
Héricourt is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Héricourt
Héricourt
Coordinates: 47°34′42″N 6°45′44″E / 47.5783°N 6.7622°E / 47.5783; 6.7622Coordinates: 47°34′42″N 6°45′44″E / 47.5783°N 6.7622°E / 47.5783; 6.7622
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentHaute-Saône
ArrondissementLure
CantonHéricourt-1 and 2
IntercommunalityCC du pays d'Héricourt
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Fernand Burkhalter
Area
1
21.04 km2 (8.12 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
10,654
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
70285 /70400
Elevation320–541 m (1,050–1,775 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Culture and HeritageEdit

MonumentsEdit

  • The "Grosse tour" is the only tower which remains, a vestige of the medieval castle. In the courtyard, one can still access the old well, and the storeroom has been converted into a receiving room.
  • The Lutheran church of Saint-Christophe is quite important to the history of Héricourt because it shows the passing of the Wurtemberg's Dukes, just as in Montbéliard.
  • The Minal Museum was named after Emile Minal, a man who lived in the city and who had accumulated many works of art. When he died, his wife donated his collection of art to the city. The Museum hosts many temporary expositions
  • The factory's chimney remains to remind us of the ancient industry of weaving.
  • The fountain of "Savourot" is quite particular because of his half-circle shape. More recently, the city has decided to raze to the ground the house which obstructed the view to the fountain.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 19 October 2018 (in French)