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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{{#coordinates:46.3619|4.4825|type:city(827)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Burgundy</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Saône-et-Loire</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Mâcon</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Matour</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Matour et sa région</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 30.23 km2 (11.67 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 827</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 27/km2 (71/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 71178 / 71520</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Dompierre-les-Ormes is a commune in the department of Saône-et-Loire in Burgundy, France.

History

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 mades an 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 in Dompierre, writing of it in 1862, "It's a Mary StuartTemplate:Disambiguation needed 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.

Geography and access

Dompierre is located in southern Burgundy, about Script error: No such module "convert". southeast of Paris and Script error: No such module "convert". west of Mâcon, where there is a TGV (high-speed rail) station and A6 turnpike access.

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
  • Mont Saint-Cyr, a 771-meter summit in the nearby village of Montmelard
  • Château d'Audour
  • Meulin, an ancient village with a Romanesque church

Tourism

Dompierre is a tourist destination, with campgrounds, cottage colonies, and a hotel. The commune 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.

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