Sanvignes is a town of about 4 400 inhabitants located in the department of Saone-et-Loire in Burgundy.
It is for the agglomeration of the "Coalfield" (40 000) which includes 3 other cities: Blanzy Montceau-les-Mines, Saint-Vallier and is part of the Community of Le Creusot-Montceau. The town lies at the confluence of several locations.
Geologically similar Morvan, attached to the mining area Montceau-les-Mines, the town belongs to one of the landscape units of the Saone-et-Loire in the south-west of the county: Charolais, Charolais Brionnais in part located in Canton of Toulon-sur-Arroux. It is located in a depression between the mountains and the plateau of Uchon Antully of the North, the Mountains of Charolais and Brionnais south on the right bank of the Bourbince. The area is meshed by a network of hedgerows with hedgerow characteristics of scattered settlements. The meadows bounded by low hedges that do not screen and reliefs offer remarkable views. The joint bid under the undulating landscape of groves and pastures designed according to its rivers, Oudrache, and the Bourbince Arroux sinuent who before joining the vast bed of the Loire.
The urban part of the municipality is composed of an ancient village on a green hill. A promontory peak at 414 m is the main signal geomorphological sector, with Mont-Saint-Vincent, who faces him. A suburban housing has gradually built around the town and along routes of the town. Whatever the place, and even in the heart of the city, the countryside is very present.
The Church of Sanvignes, under the patronage of Saint-Symphorien and originally dedicated to St Helena is the only building that escaped the ravages of time and destruction that accompanied successive wars and conflicts. The church which is simply the old chapel of the castle disappeared, is a monument of the Romanesque 12th-century Burgundy.
The amusement park was inaugurated Pierre Massal December 21, 1982, under Vaillard Daniel, in memory of his recently deceased predecessor who wanted "to his majesty" to the green hills of the southern Theurée which was highly urbanized . Located at the site of the old castle Sanvignes, Park Massal also called Paradise ("Pen of the Lord") offers a magnificent view of the grove Charolais.
The town has many recreational areas: Casting Green Passy Square, Square, 19 March 1962 Place of November 11, Place Proudhon, JC Arnoux Square, Square Gumularz Julien, Albin Pioski Square, Square Jean Lardy, Place Jacques Brel, Etang du Bois du Leu, Etang du Clos.
"Discoveries": This country, scarred by mining and successive including the open pit, has been the subject of a pardon. Opened on 31 May and 1 June 2008, the "Discovery" offer 7 km of paths for walkers, cyclists and riders.
Lake Fouthiaux. Gazebo overlooking the lake with a specific access for the disabled.
Discoveries Sanvignes. Throughout the course, you will soon find a sign, an earmarking, furniture for a break, a picnic.
The Fouthiaux: body of water whose purpose meets the needs of the diving club which holds the rights to use, but also place for walking and exploring.
Morteru: A fine example of the recovery of the vegetation of a site entirely mineral. Plate with a variety of mood-related mixture of species and the presence of original habitats. Site of nature and discover the flora and fauna, with two small ponds and an observatory that will be the main destination of walks and hikes.
Discovery St. Amadeus: Plan for training and future water-based recreation and water sports.
Le Bois-du-Leu: Old mining town almost completely destroyed as a result of subsidence, whose paths have been retained.
Pony Club near Lake of the sector Fouthiaux "discoveries": Riding lessons (courses on Wednesdays and Saturdays depending on the level and age) with the possibility of referral to the jumping, the training, the transition examination, walks ...
EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS
The summer festival takes place in August (the third Saturday of the month from 16 hours) and each year brings together all generations, hundreds of people.
The Christmas market is always held the second weekend in December, it is a popular place where you will find a friendly and festive atmosphere!
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The possible visits around Sanvignes:
Chateau du Plessis (private) to Montceau-les-Mines.
Romanesque churches of the 12th century: Gourdon, Perrecy, Mont-Saint-Vincent, Marigny, Toulon-sur-Arroux.
Temple of the Thousand Buddhas: 1st temple Buddhists in Europe.
Central Orthodox Uchon (monastic center of studies and iconography).
Museum Jean Regnier (Archaeology) in Mont-Saint-Vincent.
Fossil Museum, 74 Quai J. Chagot Montceau.
Museum House School, 37 rue Jean Jaures Montceau.
Mining Museum, 34 rue du Bois-Clair Blanzy.
Canal Museum Écuisses.
Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions in Palinges.
Monument aux Morts (Place de l'Eglise Montceau) last work of Antoine Bourdelle (disciple of Rodin).
Museum of demarcation Génelard.
Other sites around Sanvignes:
Gourdon and 10km Marigny.
Mount Saint Vincent 12 km.
Uchon, Dettey and Toulon-sur-Arroux 25 km.
Discovering the "Shores of Burgundy," cruises-season walk or lunch cruises. Information Tourist Office Montceau-les-Mines, +33 3 85 69 00 00.