|Intercommunality||Le grand Chalon|
|• Mayor||Daniel Villeret|
|• Land1||26.03 km2 (10.05 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||71221 / 71640|
|Elevation||181–447 m (594–1,467 ft)
(avg. 209 m or 686 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.
Located 10 km (6.2 mi) from Chalon-sur-Saône (Burgundy's second largest city), Givry is a small town, famous for its listed monuments and its wines. It is surrounded on the south-east by the commune's forest, and on the eest by vineyards; the commune of Givry also includes three hamlets: Cortiambles, Poncey and Russilly.
Givry's foundation dates back to the Gallo-Roman era. Its fortifications were built in the Middle Ages. As of the 18th century, several architectural works were established. Givry's AOC wine makes part of the Côte Chalonnaise wealth. It is said that Givry's wine was French king Henry IV's favorite one.
Givry's population evenly rises, as the town is a greatly prized residential area. Turned towards tourism, the town is crossed by the Green Way.
- Jacques Doyen, fondateur de l'abbaye de Notre Dame de Cortiambles en 1299.
- Dominique Vivant, first director of the Louvre museum
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