La Clayette

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La Clayette
Castle of La Clayette
Castle of La Clayette
La Clayette is located in France
La Clayette
La Clayette
Coordinates: 46°17′26″N 4°18′20″E / 46.2906°N 4.3056°E / 46.2906; 4.3056Coordinates: 46°17′26″N 4°18′20″E / 46.2906°N 4.3056°E / 46.2906; 4.3056
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton Chauffailles
Intercommunality Pays clayettois
 • Mayor Hugues Godard
Area1 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,014
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 71133 /71800
Elevation 336–437 m (1,102–1,434 ft)
(avg. 385 m or 1,263 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.

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


La Clayette is situated in the Brionnais area, in the south-west of the Saône-et-Loire département.


  • By road: the town is situated at the crossroads of the routes D985 and D987, 40 km from Roanne, 60 km from Mâcon, 90 km from Lyon and 100 km from Moulins.
  • By rail: La Clayette-Baudemont station stands on the line from Lyon to Paray-le-Monial. It is served by the TER train which takes 1 hour 20 minutes from Lyon.


  • 1435 : Creation of the borough of La Clayette by the Chantemerle family
  • 1437 : Creation of the fairs
  • 1450 : Creation of the markets
  • 1632 : Alice de Chantemerle, last descendant of the family of the same name, founded by will the convent of the Minimes (in the building which is now the Mairie (Town Hall))
  • Until the French Revolution, La Clayette was governed from Varennes-sous-Dun


Historical population of La Clayette
(Source: INSEE[1])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 2173 2530 2845 2669 2307 2069 2012
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places and monuments[edit]

Château de La Clayette[edit]

Chapelle Sainte Avoye[edit]

The construction of Sainte Avoye's chapel, in the flamboyant gothic style, was due to Louis de Chantemerle in the fifteenth century.

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]


In Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, you can see :

See also[edit]