|Intercommunality||Matour et sa région|
|• Land1||30.23 km2 (11.67 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||27/km2 (71/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||71178 / 71520|
|Elevation||316–705 m (1,037–2,313 ft)
(avg. 457 m or 1,499 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.
Dompierre is first mentioned in a Cluny charter from 951, where the name appears as Domnus Petrus and Domna Petra.
Since 1993 Dompierre has been a member of the Association des Dompierre de France, an association of 23 French communes sharing the name.
Geography and access
Nestled in a picturesque wooded area, Dompierre is known locally as la petite Suisse du Mâconnais (Little Switzerland in the Mâconnais).
Points of interest
- Arboretum de Pézanin,
- La Galerie européenne de la forêt et du bois (European Gallery of Forest and Wood), with many exhibits
- Mont Saint-Cyr, a 771-meter summit in the nearby village of Montmelard
- Château d'Audour
- Meulin, an ancient village with a Romanesque church
Dompierre is a tourist destination, with campgrounds, cottage colonies, and a hotel. The commune has a football stadium which serves for matches and training of FCDM (Football Club Dompierre-Matour), a handball and basketball stadium, two pétanque courts, two tennis courts and many walking trails.
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