Nuits-Saint-Georges


Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

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Nuits-Saint-Georges is located in France
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Nuits-Saint-Georges
Administration
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Nuits-Saint-Georges
Mayor Xavier Dufouleur
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 224–516 m (735–1,693 ft)
(avg. 234 m/768 ft)
Land area1 20.5 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Population2 5,516  (2008)
 - Density 269 /km2 (700 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 21464/ 21700
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.

Coordinates: 47°08′18″N 4°57′04″E / 47.1383333333°N 4.95111111111°E / 47.1383333333; 4.95111111111

Nuits-Saint-Georges is a commune in the arrondissement of Beaune of the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France. It lies in the Burgundy region.

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Wine

Nuits-Saint-Georges is the main town of the Côte de Nuits wine-producing area of Burgundy. Map of the vineyards and descriptions (Click on the map to enlarge it).

Nuits-Saint-Georges was the site of the traditional Burgundian festival, la Saint-Vincent-Tournante, in 2007. It is a festival that celebrates the wine of a different Burgundian village each year.[1]

Stone

The local marble is a sedimentary rock, a limestone which is not susceptible to frost damage. It is fine-grained and capable of accepting a polish. There is a vein of this stone, called popularly, "the Comblanchien", extending from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Nevers, which has made the reputations of the quarries of the region. The stone, by the variety of its shades of colour, the pink of bindweed (Convolvulus) and beige and its grain will harmonize with any style.

History

The town owes much to the economic development arising from Cistercian enterprise.

Administration

Mayors
Mandate Name Party Background
March 2001-2007 M. Xavier Dufouleur
Earlier data are not yet available.

The Town Council (Click on Equipe municipale).

Population

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1962 4,059
1968 4,386 +8.1%
1975 5,063 +15.4%
1982 5,459 +7.8%
1990 5,569 +2.0%
1999 5,573 +0.1%
2008 5,516 −1.0%

Sights

  • A short distance to the east is the Cîteaux Abbey, the mother house of the Cistercian order of monks. It was founded in 1098 and has, over the years much influenced Nuits-Saint-Georges.
  • They built the Château du Clos Vougeot and the nearby villages of Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux and Saint-Bernard.
  • Les Bolards is an archaeological site of a trading, crossroads town from the Gallo-Roman period.
  • The municipal belfry was built in 1610
  • The church of Saint Symphorien was built in the 13th century. It amalgamates the Romanesque with the Gothic and contains an early carillon. In 2005, it is closed for renovation. (Details of the saint appear here.)
  • In the Church of Saint Denis, there is a fine organ by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, a great organ builder of the 19th century who built those of Notre Dame in Paris.
  • The Hôpital Saint-Laurent dates in origin from 1634 but the buildings are late 17th century. It has retained its hospital vocation which it supports by the annual sale of the products of its vineyards.
  • The Château d'Entre-Deux-Monts is a private property but open each September for the journées du Patrimoine, heritage days.

International relations

Nuits-Saint-Georges is a twin town of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, in the United Kingdom.

Personalities

See also

References

  1. ^ Saint-Vincent tournante des Nuits-Saint-Georges 2007

External links

Books to read

Both in French.

  • Nuits-Saint-Georges en Bourgogne, edited by the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
  • Lames de sang : La vie exemplaire de François Thurot, by Camille Bailly. (Blades of Blood : The exemplary life of François Thurot).

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  • Nuits-Saint-Georges — Nuits Saint Georges …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Nuits-Saint-Georges — (spr. nüíß ßäng schorsch), Stadt im franz. Dep. Côte d Or, am Muzin, (1901) 3646 E.; hier 18. Dez. 1870 siegreiches Gefecht der Deutschen gegen die Franzosen. – Vgl. Kunz (1892) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Nuits-Saint-Georges —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Nuits saint georges (AOC).  47° 08′ 18″ N 4° 57′ 04″ E …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nuits Saint Georges — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Nuits Saint Georges est le nom : d une commune française : Nuits Saint Georges d une appellation d origine contrôlée viticole : Nuits saint …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nuits-Saint-Georges — Original name in latin Nuits Saint Georges Name in other language Njui Sen Zhorzh, Nuits, Nuits Saint Georges, ni yi te sheng ruo er re, nyui=san=joruju, Нюи Сен Жорж, Нюї Сен Жорж State code FR Continent/City Europe/Paris longitude 47.13683… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Nuits-Saint-Georges — франц. Нуи Сен Жорж (апелласьон, расположенный в окрестностях города Нуи Сен Жорж (второго по значимости после Бона) в регионе Кот де Нуи французской провинции Бургундия, производит в основном одноименные красные вина из сорта Пино Нуар; в этом… …   Англо-русский толковый словарь "Вино"

  • Nuits-Saint-Georges —  French wine …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors


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