Chablis

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This article is about the town in France. For the wine, see Chablis wine. For the Chablis vine training system, see Chablis (vine system).
Chablis
Chablis and Premier Cru Vaulorent.jpg
Chablis is located in France
Chablis
Chablis
Coordinates: 47°48′56″N 3°47′51″E / 47.8156°N 3.7975°E / 47.8156; 3.7975Coordinates: 47°48′56″N 3°47′51″E / 47.8156°N 3.7975°E / 47.8156; 3.7975
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Auxerre
Canton Chablis
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Patrick Gendraud
Area
 • Land1 38.83 km2 (14.99 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,580
 • Population2 density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 89068 / 89800
Elevation 126–311 m (413–1,020 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Chablis (pronounced: [ʃa.bli]) is a town and commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.

It lies in the valley of the River Serein.

Chablis town hall

Wine[edit]

Main article: Chablis (wine)

The village of Chablis gives its name to one of the most famous French white wines. Chablis is made with Chardonnay, a grape that grows particularly well in the region.

Events[edit]

Each year the Festival du Chablisien is held May to June in Chablis, featuring classical, jazz, and world music.[1]

The fifth stage of the 2007 Tour de France departed from Chablis towards Autun.

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