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Coat of arms of Chorey-les-Beaune
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Chorey-les-Beaune is located in France
Coordinates: 47°02′53″N 4°52′06″E / 47.048°N 4.8683°E / 47.048; 4.8683Coordinates: 47°02′53″N 4°52′06″E / 47.048°N 4.8683°E / 47.048; 4.8683
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Beaune-Sud
Intercommunality Beaune Côte et Sud
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Liliane Jaillet
Area1 5.59 km2 (2.16 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 480
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 21173 /21200
Elevation 199–245 m (653–804 ft)
(avg. 217 m or 712 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.

Chorey-les-Beaune is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France.

It lies northeast of the city of Beaune on the plain of the Saône just to the east of the A31 autoroute.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 372 —    
1968 422 +13.4%
1975 484 +14.7%
1982 503 +3.9%
1990 508 +1.0%
1999 516 +1.6%
2008 480 −7.0%


Chorey-les-Beaune is one of the wine communes of the Côte de Beaune. The wines of Chorey-les-Beaune grow on the relatively flat land of the Saône plain, rather than on the slopes of the Côte d'Or, and for this reason the commune has no Premier Cru (or Grand Cru) vineyards. The soils are composed mostly of quaternary detrital and alluvial fills, and the wines tend to be thinner and less complex than those grown on the Jurassic limestone, gravels, and marls of the slopes from which the better quality wines of the Côte d'Or come.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fanet, Jacuqes Great Wine Terroirs, University of California Press, Berkeley (2004) pp. 39-42.