Saint-Fargeau

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Saint-Fargeau
The town hall in Saint-Fargeau
The town hall in Saint-Fargeau
Coat of arms of Saint-Fargeau
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Fargeau
Saint-Fargeau is located in France
Saint-Fargeau
Saint-Fargeau
Saint-Fargeau is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Saint-Fargeau
Saint-Fargeau
Coordinates: 47°38′30″N 3°04′19″E / 47.6417°N 3.0719°E / 47.6417; 3.0719Coordinates: 47°38′30″N 3°04′19″E / 47.6417°N 3.0719°E / 47.6417; 3.0719
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentYonne
ArrondissementAuxerre
CantonCœur de Puisaye
IntercommunalityPuisaye Fargeaulaise
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Pierre Bordier
Area
1
67.20 km2 (25.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,670
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
89170 /89344
Elevation182–280 m (597–919 ft)
(avg. 215 m or 705 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Fargeau is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France.

Main sights[edit]

  • Château de Saint-Fargeau (Saint-Fargeau Castle) dating from the 17th century.
  • Musée de l'Aventure du Son (Museum of Sound Discovery) displaying more than 1000 gramophones, radios and mechanical musical instruments.

Personalities[edit]

  • In the early years of the reign of Louis XIV, the château was the home to his exiled cousin, the wealthy Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans.[2] She lived in the château of the town, giving the building its present appearance. The building also has her monogram over its main entrance. She held the title of duchesse de Saint-Fargeau in her own right. A fire in 1752 and further damage in 1850 has largely destroyed the original building.
  • Jean d'Ormesson - a French novelist, mostly writing partially or totally autobiographic novels. He was brought up at the château and was born in 1925.
  • Robert Gall 1918 - 1990 - was a French lyricist.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Wilson, Katharina M., "An Encyclopedia of Continental Women Writers", P863. Published 1991, Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0-8240-8547-7

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