Thorigny-sur-Oreuse

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Thorigny-sur-Oreuse
Thorigny-sur-Oreuse in spring colours
Thorigny-sur-Oreuse in spring colours
Thorigny-sur-Oreuse is located in France
Thorigny-sur-Oreuse
Thorigny-sur-Oreuse
Coordinates: 48°17′36″N 3°24′09″E / 48.2933°N 3.40250°E / 48.2933; 3.40250Coordinates: 48°17′36″N 3°24′09″E / 48.2933°N 3.40250°E / 48.2933; 3.40250
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Sens
Canton Sergines
Area
 • Land1 49.23 km2 (19.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,468
 • Population2 density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 89414 / 89260
Elevation 83–206 m (272–676 ft)
Website http://www.thorigny.net

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.

Thorigny-sur-Oreuse is a commune in the Yonne department in Burgundy in north-central France.[1]

History[edit]

The history of the village from the pre-historic and Roman periods has been well documented in the book written in 1886 by the abbot Henri Bouvier Histoire de Thorigny-sur-Oreuse.

An effort by the heritage society "Les amis de Thorigny"[2] attempts to bring to light the historical importance of this naturally beautiful ancient village and to protect the important monuments such as the sloping medieval church with still visible military fortifications[2] and which was built on the source of the Oreuse river, the beautiful gardens of the Château du Thorigny which was dismantled during the revolution, the Château de Fleurigny and the Commanderie de Launay.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ INSEE
  2. ^ a b (French)Les amis de Thorigny, Official website
  3. ^ Thorigny-sur-Oreuse website: History