Chablis

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Chablis
Commune
Chablis and Premier Cru Vaulorent.jpg
Coat of arms of Chablis
Coat of arms
Chablis is located in France
Chablis
Chablis
Coordinates: 47°48′56″N 3°47′51″E / 47.8156°N 3.7975°E / 47.8156; 3.7975Coordinates: 47°48′56″N 3°47′51″E / 47.8156°N 3.7975°E / 47.8156; 3.7975
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Auxerre
Canton Chablis
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Patrick Gendraud
Area1 38.83 km2 (14.99 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,580
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 89068 /89800
Elevation 126–311 m (413–1,020 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 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.

Chablis (pronounced [ʃa.bli]) is a town and commune in the Yonne department[1] in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France.

It lies in the valley of the River Serein.

Chablis town hall

Wine[edit]

The village of Chablis gives its name to one of the most famous French white wines.[1] Chablis is made with Chardonnay, a grape that grows particularly well in the region.

Events[edit]

Each year the Festival du Chablisien is held May to June in Chablis, featuring classical, jazz, and world music.[2]

The fifth stage of the 2007 Tour de France departed from Chablis towards Autun.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chablis". Encyclopædia Britannica. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 785. 
  2. ^ http://festival.onlc.fr