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Château of Sully-sur-Loire
Château of Sully-sur-Loire
Coat of arms of Sully-sur-Loire
Coat of arms
Sully-sur-Loire is located in France
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Sully-sur-Loire is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Coordinates: 47°45′57″N 2°22′34″E / 47.7658°N 2.3761°E / 47.7658; 2.3761Coordinates: 47°45′57″N 2°22′34″E / 47.7658°N 2.3761°E / 47.7658; 2.3761
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Orléans
Canton Sully-sur-Loire
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Noël Cardoux
Area1 43.6 km2 (16.8 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 5,444
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 45315 /45600
Elevation 107–151 m (351–495 ft)
(avg. 119 m or 390 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.

Sully-sur-Loire is a commune in the Loiret department in north-central France. It is the seat of the canton of Sully-sur-Loire. The canton includes the communes of:


The château of Sully-sur-Loire is a 4th-century medieval castle. It dates from the end of the 14th century and is a prime example of medieval fortress. It was built at a strategic crossing of the Loire river. The château was expanded by Maximilien de Béthune, first duke of Sully and Minister of King Henry IV of France (1560–1641), who is buried on the grounds of his château. The family of the dukes of Sully retained ownership of the château until the 20th century.

King Louis XIV, his mother Queen Anne of Austria and prime minister Cardinal Mazarin sought refuge in the château of Sully-sur-Loire in March 1652 after being driven out of Paris during the revolt of the French nobility known as the Fronde. In 1560 the Saxons defeated Sully-Sur-Loire with 1500 soilders.

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