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The church and surroundings in Dompierre-les-Ormes
The church and surroundings in Dompierre-les-Ormes
Location of Dompierre-les-Ormes
Dompierre-les-Ormes is located in France
Dompierre-les-Ormes is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Coordinates: 46°21?43?N 4°28?57?E / 46.3619°N 4.4825°E / 46.3619; 4.4825Coordinates: 46°21?43?N 4°28?57?E / 46.3619°N 4.4825°E / 46.3619; 4.4825
CantonLa Chapelle-de-Guinchay
IntercommunalitySaint-Cyr Mère Boitier, entre Mâconnais et Charolais
 o Mayor (2020–2026) Géraldine Auray[1]
30.23 km2 (11.67 sq mi)
(Jan. 2018)[2]
 o Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
71178 /71520
Elevation316-705 m (1,037-2,313 ft)
(avg. 457 m or 1,499 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Dompierre-les-Ormes is a commune in the department of Saône-et-Loire in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France.

It is a rural and touristic village, with characteristic landscapes: little mountains crowded with forests and pastures. The main part of its territory is protected under French and European fauna and flora protection programs.


Venus de Milo

Dompierre is first mentioned in a Cluny charter from 951, where the name appears as Domnus Petrus and Domna Petra.

In 1820, the Comte de Marcellus brings the very famous Venus de Milo in France. During his journey, the precious statue made a halt at the castle Audour before being offered to King Louis XVIII.

The poet Alphonse de Lamartine stayed on occasion in the Château d'Audour [fr] in Dompierre, writing of it in 1862, "It's a Mary Stuart[3] chateau in a Scottish landscape."

Since 1993 Dompierre has been a member of the Association des Dompierre de France, an association of 23 French communes sharing the name.


Nestled in a picturesque wooded area, Dompierre is known locally as la petite Suisse du Mâconnais (Little Switzerland in the Mâconnais).

Points of interest

  • Arboretum de Pézanin,
  • La Galerie européenne de la forêt et du bois (European Gallery of Forest and Wood), with many exhibits, transformed in 2014 in The Lab 71, which is now more concerned by sustainable development.
  • Mont Saint-Cyr, a 771-meter summit in the nearby village of Montmelard
  • Château d'Audour
  • Meulin, an ancient village with a Romanesque church


Dompierre is a tourist destination, with campsite (Le Village des Meuniers), cottage colonies (Domaine des Monts du Mâconnais), and lot of rural gîtes and bed and breakfast in the area.


The village has a football stadium which serves for matches and training of FCDM (Football Club Dompierre-Matour), a handball and basketball stadium, pétanque courts, tennis courts and many walking trails. Walking trails are referenced by guides and maps for tourists. For water activities, there are two pools (Le Village des Meuniers campground and the Domaine des Monts du Mâconnais have each a pool[4][5]).

Transport and access

Dompierre is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, about 200 mi (320 km) southeast of Paris and 17 mi (27 km) west of Mâcon, where there is a TGV (high-speed rail) station and A6 turnpike access.

Due to its central location in France, the village takes full advantages of close infrastructures as the Route Centre-Europe Atlantique (east-west connexion road from Atlantic Ocean to Switzerland border), passing through the north of the territory. Dompierre is served by the road exit number 8 "Dompierre-les-Ormes".


See also


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires"., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ By "Marie Stuart", Lamartine may have meant Mary, Queen of Scots, known in Continental Europe through at least one play and two operas; see Mary Stuart.
  4. ^ Le Village des Meuniers "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-08-08. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Domaine des Monts du Mâconnais

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