Ivory, Jura

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Ivory is located in France
Coordinates: 46°54′48″N 5°51′37″E / 46.9133°N 5.8603°E / 46.9133; 5.8603Coordinates: 46°54′48″N 5°51′37″E / 46.9133°N 5.8603°E / 46.9133; 5.8603
Country France
Region Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Lons-le-Saunier
Canton Salins-les-Bains
 • Mayor (2014–2020) François Bouveret
Area1 9.13 km2 (3.53 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 87
 • Density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 39267 / 39110
Elevation 544–632 m (1,785–2,073 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.

Ivory is a commune in the Jura department in Franche-Comté in eastern France.

Old tree[edit]

In a farmyard in the village is a huge old lime tree.[1] Now old and hollow, the trunk could accommodate a table for six or eight diners. It is said to have been planted to mark the marriage of Maria, nineteen-year-old daughter and heiress of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, to Emperor Maximilian I. The marriage took place on 18 August 1477. Maria's father had died in battle outside Nancy on 5 January that same year. Why plant a tree in Ivory ? Who planted it ? It was completely unmarked and unknown until a passing visitor told the local 'Tourist Board' the story and the tree was ring fenced and its history recorded on a plaque.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Remarquable trees at horizonfeatures.com