Saint-Laurent-de-Mure

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Saint-Laurent-de-Mure
Parish church de Saint-Laurent-de-Mure
Parish church de Saint-Laurent-de-Mure
Coat of arms of Saint-Laurent-de-Mure
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Laurent-de-Mure
Saint-Laurent-de-Mure is located in France
Saint-Laurent-de-Mure
Saint-Laurent-de-Mure
Saint-Laurent-de-Mure is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Laurent-de-Mure
Saint-Laurent-de-Mure
Coordinates: 45°41′11″N 5°02′44″E / 45.6864°N 5.0456°E / 45.6864; 5.0456Coordinates: 45°41′11″N 5°02′44″E / 45.6864°N 5.0456°E / 45.6864; 5.0456
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentRhône
ArrondissementLyon
CantonGenas
Intercommunalityl'Est Lyonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Patrick Fiorini
Area
1
18.63 km2 (7.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
5,377
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
69288 /69720
Elevation227–313 m (745–1,027 ft)
(avg. 252 m or 827 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Laurent-de-Mure is a commune in the Rhône department in eastern France. Saint-Laurent-de-Mure forms part of the communauté de communes (grouping of villages) de l'Est Lyonnais which support each other to provide improved services for the inhabitants.[2]

Location[edit]

A small village 18 km to the east of France's third largest city Lyon. Within an easy commute of Lyon city centre, being on the first / last exit before the toll road Péage. Also close to the international airport Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport.

History[edit]

The town bears the traces of an occupation since the Neolithic as evidenced by the Recou Woods cupstone.

There are the ruins of a delphinal castle, the main vestige of which remains in the Escoffier farm and whose surrounding walls can be seen here and there in the old village.

The Château de Saint-Laurent, was once owned by the barons of Jerphanion, Barons of the Empire, whose descendants are among the best jewelers in France, located on Republic Street, in Lyon. The Château has the peculiarity of having sewers at children's height, allowing those of the village to regularly enter. There are also ancient tombs in Saint-Laurent-de-Mure, at the place called Bois du Baron.

Renovation[edit]

Renovation work on the local manor house has created an example of modern French approach and attitudes to the use of older properties. The front facade has been renovated rather than restored and at the rear of the building a glass walled building has been added to allow for expansion. The house forms the focal point of the local woods which are often used by the local junior school for the Kermes and other activities.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Saint-Laurent-de-Mure is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ Intercommunalité-Métropole de CC de l'Est Lyonnais (CCEL) (246900575), INSEE