Luxeuil-les-Bains

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Luxeuil-les-Bains
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Coat of arms of Luxeuil-les-Bains
Coat of arms
Location of Luxeuil-les-Bains
Luxeuil-les-Bains is located in France
Luxeuil-les-Bains
Luxeuil-les-Bains
Luxeuil-les-Bains is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Luxeuil-les-Bains
Luxeuil-les-Bains
Coordinates: 47°49′01″N 6°22′53″E / 47.8169°N 6.3814°E / 47.8169; 6.3814Coordinates: 47°49′01″N 6°22′53″E / 47.8169°N 6.3814°E / 47.8169; 6.3814
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentHaute-Saône
ArrondissementLure
CantonLuxeuil-les-Bains
IntercommunalityPays de Luxeuil
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Frédéric Burghard
Area
1
21.81 km2 (8.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
6,722
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
70311 /70300
Elevation260–395 m (853–1,296 ft)
(avg. 294 m or 965 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Luxeuil-les-Bains ([lyksœj le bɛ̃]) is a commune in the Haute-Saône department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.

History[edit]

Luxeuil (sometimes rendered Luxeu in older texts) was the Roman Luxovium and contained many fine buildings at the time of its destruction by the Huns under Attila in 451. In 590, St Columban here founded the Abbey of Luxeuil, afterwards one of the most famous in Franche-Comté. In the 8th century, it was destroyed by the Saracens; afterwards rebuilt, monastery and town were devastated by the Normans, Magyars, and Muslims in the 9th century and pillaged on several occasions afterwards. The burning of the monastery and ravaging of the town are commonly used to illustrate the point that no place in Europe was safe during the invasions.

The abbey schools were celebrated in the Middle Ages and the abbots had great influence; but their power was curtailed by the emperor Charles V and the abbey was suppressed at the time of the French Revolution.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Luxeuil-les-Bains (1981–2010 averages)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.2
(63.0)
21.4
(70.5)
25.0
(77.0)
29.0
(84.2)
31.8
(89.2)
35.5
(95.9)
38.9
(102.0)
38.5
(101.3)
34.0
(93.2)
29.2
(84.6)
23.5
(74.3)
19.1
(66.4)
38.9
(102.0)
Average high °C (°F) 5.1
(41.2)
7.0
(44.6)
11.6
(52.9)
15.6
(60.1)
20.0
(68.0)
23.3
(73.9)
25.7
(78.3)
25.4
(77.7)
21.0
(69.8)
16.0
(60.8)
9.5
(49.1)
5.6
(42.1)
15.5
(59.9)
Average low °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−1.8
(28.8)
1.1
(34.0)
3.5
(38.3)
7.9
(46.2)
11.1
(52.0)
13.1
(55.6)
12.6
(54.7)
9.4
(48.9)
6.2
(43.2)
1.7
(35.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
5.2
(41.4)
Record low °C (°F) −25.9
(−14.6)
−25.4
(−13.7)
−20.2
(−4.4)
−7.2
(19.0)
−5.6
(21.9)
−0.1
(31.8)
0.8
(33.4)
0.2
(32.4)
−3.0
(26.6)
−8.2
(17.2)
−13.6
(7.5)
−22.6
(−8.7)
−25.9
(−14.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 84.9
(3.34)
74.7
(2.94)
79.2
(3.12)
73.1
(2.88)
97.9
(3.85)
88.3
(3.48)
86.6
(3.41)
79.1
(3.11)
89.0
(3.50)
100.4
(3.95)
94.2
(3.71)
103.8
(4.09)
1,051.2
(41.39)
Average precipitation days 12.6 10.8 12.2 10.9 13.2 10.8 10.3 10.6 9.7 12.1 11.9 12.9 138.0
Average relative humidity (%) 89 84 79 75 77 77 76 80 84 87 88 90 82.2
Mean monthly sunshine hours 72.5 91.7 140.6 175.9 203.9 231.0 240.9 227.5 172.2 121.4 67.0 54.9 1,799.3
Source 1: Météo France[2][3]
Source 2: Infoclimat.fr (humidity, 1961–1990)[4]

Town twinning[edit]

Luxeuil-les-Bains is twinned with:

and Bad Wurzach, Germany

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • H Beaumont, Etude hist. sur l'abbaye de Luxeuil, 890-1790 (Lux. 1895)
  • Grandmongin and A Garnier, Hist. de la mile et des thermes de Luxeuil (Paris, 1866), with 16 plates.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Luxeuil-les-Bains". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Données climatiques de la station de Luxeuil" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "Climat Franche-Comté" (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Normes et records 1961-1990: Luxeuil - St Sauveur (70) - altitude 271m" (in French). Infoclimat. Retrieved January 4, 2016.

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