|Intercommunality||Saint-Cyr Mère Boitier, entre Mâconnais et Charolais|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Michel Pourcelot|
|Area1||30.23 km2 (11.67 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||71178 /71520|
316–705 m (1,037–2,313 ft) |
(avg. 457 m or 1,499 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.
It's a rural and touristic village, whith characteristic landscapes : little mountains crowded with forests and pastures. The main part of its teritory is protected under French and European fauna and flora protection programs.
Dompierre is first mentioned in a Cluny charter from 951, where the name appears as Domnus Petrus and Domna Petra.
Since 1993 Dompierre has been a member of the Association des Dompierre de France, an association of 23 French communes sharing the name.
Nestled in a picturesque wooded area, Dompierre is known locally as la petite Suisse du Mâconnais (Little Switzerland in the Mâconnais).
Points of interest
- Arboretum de Pézanin,
- La Galerie européenne de la forêt et du bois (European Gallery of Forest and Wood), with many exhibits, transformed in 2014 in The Lab 71, which is now more concerned by sustainable development.
- Mont Saint-Cyr, a 771-meter summit in the nearby village of Montmelard
- Château d'Audour
- Meulin, an ancient village with a Romanesque church
Dompierre is a tourist destination, with campsite (Le Village des Meuniers), cottage colonies (Domaine des Monts du Mâconnais), and lot of rural gîtes and bed and breakfast in the area.
The village has a football stadium which serves for matches and training of FCDM (Football Club Dompierre-Matour), a handball and basketball stadium, pétanque courts, tennis courts and many walking trails. Walking trails are referenced by guides and maps for tourists. For water activities, there are two pools (Le Village des Meuniers campground and the Domaine des Monts du Mâconnais have each a pool).
Transport and access
Due to its central location in France, the village takes full advantages of close infrastructures as the Route Centre-Europe Atlantique (east-west connexion road from Atlantic Ocean to Switzerland border), passing through the north of the territory. Dompierre is served by the road exit number 8 "Dompierre-les-Ormes".
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