Dompierre-les-Ormes

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Dompierre-les-Ormes
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Dompierre-les-Ormes is located in France
Dompierre-les-Ormes
Dompierre-les-Ormes
Coordinates: 46°21′43″N 4°28′57″E / 46.3619°N 4.4825°E / 46.3619; 4.4825Coordinates: 46°21′43″N 4°28′57″E / 46.3619°N 4.4825°E / 46.3619; 4.4825
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Matour
Intercommunality Matour et sa région
Area
 • Land1 30.23 km2 (11.67 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 827
 • 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-les-Ormes is a commune in the department of Saône-et-Loire in Burgundy, France.

History[edit]

Venus de Milo

Dompierre is first mentioned in a Cluny charter from 951, where the name appears as Domnus Petrus and Domna Petra.

In 1820, the Comte de Marcellus brings the very famous Venus de Milo in France. During his journey, the precious statue mades an halt at the castle Audour before being offered to King Louis XVIII.

The poet Alphonse de Lamartine stayed on occasion in the Château d'Audour in Dompierre, writing of it in 1862, "It's a Mary Stuart[disambiguation needed] chateau in a Scottish landscape."

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[edit]

Dompierre is located in southern Burgundy, about 200 mi (320 km) southeast of Paris and 17 mi (27 km) west of Mâcon, where there is a TGV (high-speed rail) station and A6 turnpike 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[edit]

  • 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

Tourism[edit]

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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