Fontaines, Saône-et-Loire

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Fontaines
The church in Fontaines
The church in Fontaines
Coat of arms of Fontaines
Coat of arms
Location of Fontaines
Fontaines is located in France
Fontaines
Fontaines
Fontaines is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Fontaines
Fontaines
Coordinates: 46°51′03″N 4°46′23″E / 46.8508°N 4.7731°E / 46.8508; 4.7731Coordinates: 46°51′03″N 4°46′23″E / 46.8508°N 4.7731°E / 46.8508; 4.7731
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentSaône-et-Loire
ArrondissementChalon-sur-Saône
CantonChagny
IntercommunalityLe grand Chalon
Government
 • MayorMauricette Chatillon
Area
1
24.73 km2 (9.55 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,315
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
71202 /71150
Elevation183–315 m (600–1,033 ft)
(avg. 197 m or 646 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

History[edit]

Formerly Fontanœ then Fontes. The village owes its name to the numerous source which spring from his territory. We find tracks of Roman time there. The village belonged to the Lords of Fountains, who built a castle, then to the bishops of Chalon there, who freed the inhabitants in 1299. The castle was plundered and destroyed in 1569. There was one prioress Benedictine, a chapel (Saint Nicolas) and several washhouses.

  • There is a very beautiful Romanesque church of the 13th and 15th century, surrounded with a strengthened surrounding wall.
  • This village in the peculiarity to have five washhouses what makes its currency " stony and health resort ".
  • There are ruins of the monastery.
  • And was recently built there a gymnasium.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.