|Department (No)||Côte-d’Or (21)|
|Community association||Rives de Saône|
|Inhabitants||2.326 (January 1, 2018)|
|Population density||258 inhabitants/km²|
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.
|Sources: Cassini and INSEE|
Sons and daughters of the city
- Robert Blot (1907-1989) violinist, conductor and music teacher
– Collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wikisource: Seurre in the Topographia Circuli Burgundici (Mathäus Merian)– Sources and full texts