|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Alain Cartron|
|• Land1||20.5 km2 (7.9 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||270/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||21464 / 21700|
|Elevation||224–516 m (735–1,693 ft)
(avg. 234 m or 768 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.
The local marble is a sedimentary rock, a limestone, that is not susceptible to frost damage. It is fine-grained and capable of accepting a polish. There is a vein of this stone, called popularly "the Comblanchien" and extending from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Nevers, which has made the reputations of the quarries of the region. The stone will harmonize with any style by virtue of the variety of its shades of colour, the pink of bindweed (Convolvulus) and beige, and its grain.
The town owes much to the economic development arising from Cistercian enterprise.
|March 2001-2008||Xavier Dufouleur|
|March 2008-2014||Alain Cartron|
|Earlier data not yet available.|
- A short distance to the east is the Cîteaux Abbey, the mother house of the Cistercian order of monks. It was founded in 1098 and has, over the years much influenced Nuits-Saint-Georges.
- They built the Château du Clos Vougeot and the nearby villages of Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux and Saint-Bernard.
- Les Bolards is an archaeological site of a trading, crossroads town from the Gallo-Roman period.
- The municipal belfry was built in 1610
- The church of Saint Symphorien was built in the 13th century. It amalgamates the Romanesque with the Gothic and contains an early carillon. In 2005, it is closed for renovation. (Details of the saint appear here.)
- In the Church of Saint Denis, there is a fine organ by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, a great organ builder of the 19th century who built those of Notre Dame in Paris.
- The Hôpital Saint-Laurent dates in origin from 1634 but the buildings are late 17th century. It has retained its hospital vocation which it supports by the annual sale of the products of its vineyards.
- The Château d'Entre-Deux-Monts is a private property but open each September for the journées du Patrimoine, heritage days.
- François Thurot (1727-1760), privateer
- Paul Cabet (1815-1876), sculptor
- Félix Tisserand (1845-1896), astronomer
- Maurice Boitel (1919-2007), French painter
- Georges Faiveley and Camille Rodier, wine merchants, founders of the order of the knights of the Tastewine (Chevaliers du Tastevin)
- Locating Nuits-Saint-Georges on a map of France
- Cartographical information about Nuits-Saint-Georges In French.
- The nearest communes to Nuits-Saint-Georges In French.
Books to read
Both in French.
- Nuits-Saint-Georges en Bourgogne, edited by the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
- Lames de sang : La vie exemplaire de François Thurot, by Camille Bailly. (Blades of Blood : The exemplary life of François Thurot).
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