Héricourt, Haute-Saône

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Héricourt
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Héricourt is located in France
Héricourt
Héricourt
Coordinates: 47°34′42″N 6°45′44″E / 47.5783°N 6.7622°E / 47.5783; 6.7622Coordinates: 47°34′42″N 6°45′44″E / 47.5783°N 6.7622°E / 47.5783; 6.7622
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Haute-Saône
Arrondissement Lure
Canton Héricourt-Est and Héricourt-Ouest
Area1 18.08 km2 (6.98 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 10,572
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 70285 / 70400
Elevation 320–541 m (1,050–1,775 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.

Héricourt is a commune in the Haute-Saône department in the region of Franche-Comté in eastern France. Héricourt is the second most populated city in the department after Vesoul. The city is located in the "Aire Urbaine", which is compounded of Belfort, Montbéliard and precisely Héricourt. Héricourt is quite linked to the little villages as Brévilliers, Chagey, Champey, Chenebier, Coisevaux, Couthenans, Echenans sous Mont-Vaudois, Etobon, Luze, Mandrevillars, Saulnot, Tavey, Trémoins, Verlans, Villers-sur-Saulnot, Vyans-le-Val and they form the "Communauté de Communes d'Héricourt" often called Com-Com.

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- The "Grosse tour" is the only tower which is still erected, the only vestige of the medieval castle. In the courtyard, we can still access to the old well and the storeroom have been converted into a receiving room.

- The temple is quite important in the history of Héricourt because it's show the passing of the Wurtemberg's Dukes, as in Montbéliard.

- The Minal Museum inherited the name of Emile Minal, a man who lived in the city and who have accumulated a lot of works of art. When he died, his wife decided to give his collection of art to the city. Now the Museum receive a lot of temporary expositions.

- The factory's chimney is here to remember the ancient industrial activity of weaving.

- The fountain of "Savourot" is quite particular because of his half-circle shape. More recently, the city has decided to raze to the ground the house which obstructed the view to the foutain.

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