Sanvignes is a town of about 4,500 inhabitants located in the department of Saône-et-Loire in South Burgundy.
It belongs to the agglomeration of "mining area" (40 000) which includes 3 other cities: Blanzy Montceau-les-Mines, Saint-Vallier and is part of the Le Creusot-Montceau Community. The town lies at the confluence of several geographical sites.
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 to the southwest of the department: Charolais Charolais-Brionnais in part located in the Canton of Toulon-sur-Arroux. It is located in a depression between the mountains and the plateau of Uchon Antully north, Charolais and Brionnais des Monts 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 town offers a host of hilly groves and pastures designed according to its rivers, the Oudrache, Bourbince and Arroux that winds before joining the vast bed of the Loire.
The urban part of the municipality consists of an ancient village on a green hill. A highlight promontory 414 m is the main signal geomorphological sector, with Mont-Saint-Vincent in front of it. A suburban housing has gradually built around the town and along the tracks of the commune. Whatever the place, even in the heart of the city, the countryside remains very present.