Semur-en-Brionnais

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Semur-en-Brionnais
Saint-Hilaire Church
Saint-Hilaire Church
Semur-en-Brionnais is located in France
Semur-en-Brionnais
Semur-en-Brionnais
Coordinates: 46°15′49″N 4°05′30″E / 46.2636°N 4.0917°E / 46.2636; 4.0917Coordinates: 46°15′49″N 4°05′30″E / 46.2636°N 4.0917°E / 46.2636; 4.0917
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton Semur-en-Brionnais
Area1 15.56 km2 (6.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 671
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71510 / 71110
Elevation 271–464 m (889–1,522 ft)
(avg. 396 m or 1,299 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.

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

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The oldest castle in Burgundy, Château St Hugues dating from 9th century is located in Semur-en-Brionnais.[1] It is the birthplace of Henriette d'Angeville, the second woman to climb Mont Blanc. Albert Henri Roux OBE, KFO was born in October 1935 at Semur-en-Brionnais. [1] He owns Le Gavroche, the first restaurant in Britain to win three Michelin Stars.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medieval villages in Burgundy France, Semur-en-Brionnais". burgundytoday.com. Retrieved 2008-10-11.