Selles, Haute-Saône

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Selles
Selles is located in France
Selles
Selles
Coordinates: 47°57′48″N 6°05′19″E / 47.9633°N 6.0886°E / 47.9633; 6.0886Coordinates: 47°57′48″N 6°05′19″E / 47.9633°N 6.0886°E / 47.9633; 6.0886
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Haute-Saône
Arrondissement Lure
Canton Vauvillers
Area1 14.36 km2 (5.54 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 257
 • Density 18/km2 (46/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 70485 / 70210
Elevation 227–417 m (745–1,368 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.

Selles is a commune in the Haute-Saône department in the region of Franche-Comté in eastern France.

The river Côney flows through the village and also the canal de l'Est. The canal can be crossed in Selles using a metal bridge which is opened manually to allow canal boats to pass through. Locally the bridge is known as Le Pont Tournant and there is a restaurant of the same name by the canal.

Visitors to Selles can visit the Jean Roussey cheese factory which has free entry and there is a tasting room and shop where the cheeses that are produced there may be bought.

The area is characterised by the many springs that emerge from the ground and these are used for drinking and washing even today.

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