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Templar manor
Templar manor
Couches is located in France
Coordinates: 46°52′14″N 4°34′23″E / 46.8706°N 4.5731°E / 46.8706; 4.5731Coordinates: 46°52′14″N 4°34′23″E / 46.8706°N 4.5731°E / 46.8706; 4.5731
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Autun
Canton Couches
Intercommunality Autour du Couchois
Area1 19.52 km2 (7.54 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,516
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 71149 /71490
Elevation 231–466 m (758–1,529 ft)
(avg. 350 m or 1,150 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.

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



The chateau complex includes a number of structures from different periods.

The chateau is often called the chateau of Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France, wife of Louis X of France, who was confined to the Chateau Gaillard after allegedly committing adultery. She died there after apparent ill treatment in 1315. One version of the story is that she did not die in the Chateau Gaillard, but escaped and was taken in by her cousin, Marie of Couches, and housed in the chateau and died there in 1333.

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