The church and surroundings in Dompierre-les-Ormes
|Intercommunality||Saint-Cyr Mère Boitier, entre Mâconnais et Charolais|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Michel Pourcelot|
|30.23 km2 (11.67 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||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.|
It is a rural and touristic village, with characteristic landscapes: little mountains crowded with forests and pastures. The main part of its territory 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".
- "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
- By "Marie Stuart", Lamartine may have meant Mary, Queen of Scots, known in Continental Europe through at least one play and two operas; see Mary Stuart.
- Le Village des Meuniers "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-08. Retrieved 2015-07-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Domaine des Monts du Mâconnais 
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