Saint-Martin-du-Puy, Nièvre

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Saint-Martin-du-Puy
The town hall in Saint-Martin-du-Puy
The town hall in Saint-Martin-du-Puy
Saint-Martin-du-Puy is located in France
Saint-Martin-du-Puy
Saint-Martin-du-Puy
Coordinates: 47°20′07″N 3°52′07″E / 47.3353°N 3.8686°E / 47.3353; 3.8686Coordinates: 47°20′07″N 3°52′07″E / 47.3353°N 3.8686°E / 47.3353; 3.8686
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Nièvre
Arrondissement Clamecy
Canton Lormes
Intercommunality Portes du Morvan
Area1 30.70 km2 (11.85 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 362
 • Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 58255 /58140
Elevation 316–598 m (1,037–1,962 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.

Saint-Martin-du-Puy is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France.

Saint Martin du Puy is a small commune encompassing 8 villages in central France (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté). Plainfas is the most populated village and sits next to a beautiful lake called Lac du Caumecon. Not far from the lake is one of the best canoe and kayaking places in France where national and international competitions are held. It is also a great place for white water rafting.

In the village of Saint martin du Puy, There is a boulangerie, small bar/country restaurant, post office and Inn. The only main industry in Saint Martin is a lumber yard which makes wooden pallets.

The village is situated on a hill in the middle of a National Park called the Morvan. It is a very old village and rumor has it that it dates back to 500 BC. There are some interesting legends surrounding the village and there are dolmens in the vicinity. There is a beautiful chateau in Vesigneux (3km from the village) which is still owned by the Bourbon family (one of the oldest French noble families)

For more information, please visit: http://www.morvan-des-lacs.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=94

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