Chardonnay, Saône-et-Loire

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Chardonnay is located in France
Location within Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Chardonnay is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 46°30′37″N 4°51′48″E / 46.5103°N 4.8633°E / 46.5103; 4.8633Coordinates: 46°30′37″N 4°51′48″E / 46.5103°N 4.8633°E / 46.5103; 4.8633
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Mâcon
Canton Tournus
Intercommunality Mâconnais–Val de Saône
 • Mayor Alice Karn
Area1 6.37 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 176
 • Density 28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 71100 /71700
Elevation 220–375 m (722–1,230 ft)
(avg. 225 m or 738 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.

Chardonnay is the commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

The name is a derivative of Cardonnacum, a Latin term to denote the land of Cardus, the owner of the land surrounding this village during the end of the Roman period. The name is also said to mean an area of thistles. Chardonnay and its surrounding Mâconnais region are probably the cradle of the Chardonnay variety of grape, and certainly the semantic origin of the grape.

In 1994 the vineyard co-operative of Chardonnay amalgamated with that of Lugny.


The European Lure coursing championships for sighthounds of the FCI were held on 23/24/25 July 2010 in Chardonnay.

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