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Seurre

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Seurre
Wappen von Seurre
Seurre (Frankreich)
Seurre
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department (No) Côte-d’Or (21)
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Brazey-en-Plaine
Community association Rives de Saône
Coordinates 47° 0′ N, 5°9′ OCoordinates 47° 0′ N, 5°9′ O
Height 176–192 m
Area 9,01 km²
Inhabitants 2.326 (January 1, 2018)
Population density 258 inhabitants/km²
Postal code 21250
INSEE code
Website http://www.seurre.fr/

On the banks of the Saône

Seurre is a small French town of 2326 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2018) in the Côte-d’Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.Until 2015, Seurre was the capital (chef-lieu) of the canton of the same name in the arrondissement of Beaune.

Situated in an idyllic location on the Saône, it has a small marina. Despite a turbulent history, during which parts of the town were destroyed, there are still several buildings worth seeing in the old town, including an old hospice (Hôtel-Dieu). Another of these older houses houses a museum of local history and a tourist office. The church of St Martin is remarkable both for its architecture and for its Julien Tribuot organ of 1699 and its carillon of 47 bells.

On the outskirts of the town is the open-air museum L’étang rouge, which displays reconstructed old village houses of the Saône valley.

Tourism is an important industry in Seurre, there are two hotels, two chambres d’hôte pensions and three campsites. Well-developed country roads lead from Seurre to other places worth seeing, Chalon-sur-Saône and Citeaux are worth mentioning.

Population development

Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007 2016
Inhabitants 2396 2683 2822 2694 2728 2666 2473 2381
Sources: Cassini and INSEE

Sons and daughters of the city

  • Robert Blot (1907-1989) violinist, conductor and music teacher

Web links

Commons: Seurre– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Hôtel-Dieu (Hospice), 17th century