Givry, Saône-et-Loire

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Givry is located in France
Coordinates: 46°46′59″N 4°44′37″E / 46.7831°N 4.7436°E / 46.7831; 4.7436Coordinates: 46°46′59″N 4°44′37″E / 46.7831°N 4.7436°E / 46.7831; 4.7436
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Chalon-sur-Saône
Canton Givry
Intercommunality Le grand Chalon
 • Mayor Daniel Villeret
Area1 26.03 km2 (10.05 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,845
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 71221 /71640
Elevation 181–447 m (594–1,467 ft)
(avg. 209 m or 686 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.

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


Located 10 km (6.2 mi) from Chalon-sur-Saône, Givry is a small town, famous for its listed monuments and its wines. It is surrounded on the southeast by the commune's forest, and on the east by vineyards; the commune of Givry also includes three hamlets: Cortiambles, Poncey and Russilly.


Circular grain market (Halle au Blé), by F. Narjoux of Chalon, 1825-30

Givry's foundation dates back to the Gallo-Roman era. Its fortifications were built in the Middle Ages. As of the 18th century, several architectural works were established. Givry's AOC wine makes part of the Côte Chalonnaise wealth. It is said that Givry wine was French king Henry IV's favorite.

Givry's population is rising steadily as the town is a greatly sought-after residential area. Turned towards tourism, the town is crossed by the Green Way.

  • Jacques Doyen, fondateur de l'abbaye de Notre Dame de Cortiambles en 1299.
  • Dominique Vivant, first director of the Louvre museum

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Givry is twinned with:

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