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Saint-Hilaire Church
Saint-Hilaire Church
Semur-en-Brionnais is located in France
Coordinates: 46°15′49″N 4°05′30″E / 46.2636°N 4.0917°E / 46.2636; 4.0917Coordinates: 46°15′49″N 4°05′30″E / 46.2636°N 4.0917°E / 46.2636; 4.0917
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Charolles
Canton Semur-en-Brionnais
Area1 15.56 km2 (6.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 671
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71510 / 71110
Elevation 271–464 m (889–1,522 ft)
(avg. 396 m or 1,299 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.

Semur-en-Brionnais is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

The village website


  • The oldest castle in Burgundy, Château Saint Hugues, dating from 9th century.
  • The collegiale Saint Hilaire, the village church, dating from the 12th century.
  • The chapel of St Martin la Vallée
  • The Priory St Hugues, now the Convent of the Sisters of the Order of St. John
  • The Chapter House. Built as a small monastery, this building later housed the village school and now contains, among other things, an exhibition of Romanesque Architecture in the Brionnais
  • The village ramparts


Semur-en-Brionnais is the birthplace of

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Medieval villages in Burgundy France, Semur-en-Brionnais". Retrieved 2008-10-11.