Nuits-Saint-Georges (French pronunciation: [nɥi sɛ̃ ʒɔʁʒ]) is a commune in the arrondissement of Beaune of the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in Eastern France.

A general view of Nuits-Saint-Georges
A general view of Nuits-Saint-Georges
Flag of Nuits-Saint-Georges
Coat of arms of Nuits-Saint-Georges
Location of Nuits-Saint-Georges
Nuits-Saint-Georges is located in France
Nuits-Saint-Georges is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 47°08′18″N 4°57′04″E / 47.1383°N 4.9511°E / 47.1383; 4.9511
IntercommunalityGevrey-Chambertin et Nuits-Saint-Georges
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Alain Cartron[1]
20.5 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21464 /21700
Elevation224–516 m (735–1,693 ft)
(avg. 234 m or 768 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Wine edit

Nuits-Saint-Georges is the main town of the Côte de Nuits wine-producing area of Burgundy.

Nuits-Saint-Georges was the site of the traditional Burgundian festival, la Saint-Vincent-Tournante, in 2007. It is a festival that celebrates the wine of a different Burgundian village each year.[3]

Stone edit

The local marble is a sedimentary rock, a limestone, that is not susceptible to frost damage. It is fine-grained and capable of accepting a polish. There is a vein of this stone, called popularly "the Comblanchien" and extending from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Nevers, which has made the reputations of the quarries of the region. The stone will harmonize with any style by virtue of the variety of its shades of colour, the pink of bindweed (Convolvulus) and beige, and its grain.

Sport edit

Stage 7 of the 2017 Tour de France, finished here on the 7 July 2017. The stage was won by Marcel Kittel.

History edit

The town owes much to the economic development arising from Cistercian enterprise. The mayor of the town Franco de Martino brought them out of debt in 1905.

Administration edit

Mandate Name
June 1995 – 2008 Xavier Dufouleur
March 2008 – 2026 Alain Cartron

Demographics edit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 4,386—    
1975 5,063+2.07%
1982 5,459+1.08%
1990 5,569+0.25%
1999 5,573+0.01%
2009 5,618+0.08%
2014 5,578−0.14%
2020 5,332−0.75%
Source: INSEE[4]

Sights edit

  • A short distance to the east is the Cîteaux Abbey, the mother house of the Cistercians monks. It was founded in 1098 and has, over the years influenced Nuits-Saint-Georges.
  • The Cistercians built the Château du Clos Vougeot and the nearby villages of Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux and Saint-Bernard.
  • Les Bolards is an archaeological site of a trading, crossroads town from the Gallo-Roman period.
  • The municipal belfry was built in 1610.
  • The church of Saint Symphorien was built in the 13th century. It amalgamates the Romanesque with the Gothic and contains an early carillon. In 2005, it is closed for renovation. (Details of the saint appear here.)
  • In the church of Saint Denis, there is a fine organ by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, a great organ builder of the 19th century who built those of Notre Dame in Paris.
  • The Hôpital Saint-Laurent dates in origin from 1634 but the buildings are late 17th century. It has retained its hospital vocation which it supports by the annual sale of the products of its vineyards.
  • The Château d'Entre-Deux-Monts is a private property but open each September for the Journées du Patrimoine, heritage days.

International relations edit

Personalities edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires"., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ "Saint-Vincent tournante des Nuits-Saint-Georges 2007". Archived from the original on 21 June 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2007.
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ "International Exchange". List of Affiliation Partners within Prefectures. Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

Bibliography edit

Both in French.

  • Nuits-Saint-Georges en Bourgogne, edited by the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
  • Lames de sang : La vie exemplaire de François Thurot, by Camille Bailly. (Blades of Blood : The exemplary life of François Thurot).

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