Saint-Bonnet-de-Four

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Saint-Bonnet-de-Four
The church in Saint-Bonnet-de-Four
The church in Saint-Bonnet-de-Four
Location of Saint-Bonnet-de-Four
Saint-Bonnet-de-Four is located in France
Saint-Bonnet-de-Four
Saint-Bonnet-de-Four
Saint-Bonnet-de-Four is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Bonnet-de-Four
Saint-Bonnet-de-Four
Coordinates: 46°18′49″N 2°54′40″E / 46.3136°N 2.9111°E / 46.3136; 2.9111Coordinates: 46°18′49″N 2°54′40″E / 46.3136°N 2.9111°E / 46.3136; 2.9111
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
ArrondissementMontluçon
CantonCommentry
IntercommunalityRégion de Montmarault
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Chapelier[1]
Area
1
18.73 km2 (7.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[2]
214
 • Density11/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03219 /03390
Elevation318–476 m (1,043–1,562 ft)
(avg. 467 m or 1,532 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Bonnet-de-Four is a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962269—    
1968299+11.2%
1975259−13.4%
1982228−12.0%
1990227−0.4%
1999221−2.6%
2008200−9.5%
2013208+4.0%
Source: INSEE (1968–2013)

Sights[edit]

  • Church of Saint Bonnet, with its bent steeple and ornate doors.

The original church dates from the 11th century and is a designated historic monument. In the 14th century, a Gothic chapel was added on the right of the transept.

The steeple was struck by lightning in 1894 and rebuilt from green wood that subsequently warped and became a local curiosity. In 1978, when the church was restored, the requirement that it be rebuilt exactly like the original meant that the 1/8 turn in the steeple had to be maintained.

Door of the church

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liste nominative des communes de l'Allier" [Nominative list of communes of Allier] (PDF) (in French). Association of Mayors and Presidents of Communities of Allier. 23 November 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 April 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.