Castle of La Clayette
|• Mayor||Hugues Godard|
|• Land1||3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||71133 / 71800|
|Elevation||336–437 m (1,102–1,434 ft)
(avg. 385 m or 1,263 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.
La Clayette is situated in the Brionnais area, in the south-west of the Saône-et-Loire département.
- By road: the town is situated at the crossroads of the routes D985 and D987, 40 km from Roanne, 60 km from Mâcon, 90 km from Lyon and 100 km from Moulins.
- By rail: La Clayette-Baudemont station stands on the line from Lyon to Paray-le-Monial. It is served by the TER train which takes 1 hour 20 minutes from Lyon.
- 1435 : Creation of the borough of La Clayette by the Chantemerle family
- 1437 : Creation of the fairs
- 1450 : Creation of the markets
- 1632 : Alice de Chantemerle, last descendant of the family of the same name, founded by will the convent of the Minimes (in the building which is now the Mairie (Town Hall))
- Until the French Revolution, La Clayette was governed from Varennes-sous-Dun
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places and monuments
Château de La Clayette
Chapelle Sainte Avoye
The construction of Sainte Avoye's chapel, in the flamboyant gothic style, was due to Louis de Chantemerle in the fifteenth century.