Savianges

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Savianges
The Castle of Savianges
The Castle of Savianges
Savianges is located in France
Savianges
Savianges
Coordinates: 46°41′32″N 4°36′27″E / 46.6922°N 4.6075°E / 46.6922; 4.6075Coordinates: 46°41′32″N 4°36′27″E / 46.6922°N 4.6075°E / 46.6922; 4.6075
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chalon-sur-Saône
Canton Buxy
Area
 • Land1 6.56 km2 (2.53 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 73
 • Population2 density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71505 / 71460
Elevation 252–419 m (827–1,375 ft)
(avg. 263 m or 863 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.

Savianges is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

Geography[edit]

The landscape is mainly composed of grass pastures and a hill named "Le bois Rougeon" overlooking the village. A river named "La Guye" is passing through from the north to the south. The main roads are connecting the village to Germagny to the south, Cersot to the north and Fley to the east.

History[edit]

Early History[edit]

Savianges gets its name from Gallo-Roman villa, named "Savianga Villa",[1] its existence has been documented from the year 840.[2] A Roman road joining Autun to Mâcon via Saint-Gengoux,[2] was passing througth the land.

Recent History[edit]

Savianges used to have 308 people in 1827, the number felt to 187 en 1901 and 73 in 2009.[2] In the years 1870, François Dulac was Maire of Savianges and member of French Senate. As an architect he has build several schools and public buildings in Saône-et-Loire.[3] At this period Savianges had two schools : One public school built by Dulac and one Religious School (named Saint-Louis) build by Miss Julia de La Bussière for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament of Autun.

Main sights[edit]

The Church
  • Savianges Middle Age Castle.
  • 15th Century Church modified by Dulac in the 19th Century in an neo-renaissance Italian style. The church contains elements protected by French National Heritage as a Monument historique.[4]
  • Buildings by François Dulac architect (Former Public School, Former Vicarage).[3]
  • Wash House.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French)Claude Courtépée Description générale et particulière du duché de Bourgogne, Volume 4, p.148
  2. ^ a b c (French) Pierre Bitouzet - Maire de Savianges (March 2007). "Savianges". Les nouvelles, Communauté de communes du sud de la côte Chalonnaise (ccSc), Numéro 15. 
  3. ^ a b (French) www.ecomusee-creusot-montceau.fr "Architecture Dulac". Ecomusee Creusot Montceau. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ (French)Eglise de Savianges sur www.pastourisme71.com consulté le 01/01/2012