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Medieval center
Medieval center
Coat of arms of Bourbon-Lancy
Coat of arms
Bourbon-Lancy is located in France
Coordinates: 46°37′13″N 3°46′27″E / 46.6203°N 3.7742°E / 46.6203; 3.7742Coordinates: 46°37′13″N 3°46′27″E / 46.6203°N 3.7742°E / 46.6203; 3.7742
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton Digoin
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Paul Drapier
Area1 55.73 km2 (21.52 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,572
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 71047 /71140
Elevation 202–346 m (663–1,135 ft)
(avg. 240 m or 790 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.

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

It is a rural town on the Loire River with a walled medieval area on the dominant hill. It has an authentic medieval belfry, wooden frame houses and fortifications which date from 1495.


Situated in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in the heart of ancient Gaul, on the road from Paris to Lyon, and on the Loire, the city's history spans well over 2000 years. Bourbon-Lancy is a spa town with thermal springs which have been known since Roman times, when it was known as Aquae Bormonis and enjoyed great prosperity. In the Middle Ages, Bourbon-Lancy was an important stronghold and a fief of the Bourbon family, and its suffix is derived from the name of a member of the family.

Cardinal Richelieu, Madame de Sévigné, James II of England, and other celebrated people visited the thermal springs in the 17th and 18th centuries.[1]

During the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was a center for the manufacture of agricultural machinery.


The name Bourbon is derived from the name of the Gallic god Borvo and signifies bubbling or boiling, referring to the thermal hot springs in the town.


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Church of Saint Nazaire
Medieval walls of Bourbon-Lancy
  • Musée Saint Nazaire – housed in the 11th century Saint Nazaire Church - artifacts from ancient & modern Bourbon-Lacy
  • Medieval center – shops, restaurants and an inn
  • Thermal spas
  • Musée du Breuil
  • Musée de la Machine Agricole Puzenat et des outils du bois
  • Le Casino De Bourbon-Lancy
Eglise du Sacré Coeur

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  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bourbon-Lancy". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 328–329. 

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