Chablis

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Chablis
Skyline of Chablis
Coat of arms of Chablis
Coat of arms
Location of Chablis
Chablis is located in France
Chablis
Chablis
Chablis is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
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
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentYonne
ArrondissementAuxerre
CantonChablis
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Patrick Gendraud
Area
1
38.83 km2 (14.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,350
 • Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
89068 /89800
Elevation126–311 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.

Chablis (pronounced [ʃa.bli]) is a town and commune in the Yonne department[2] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chablis" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 785.
  3. ^ http://festival.onlc.fr