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Givry is a commune in the Saône-et-Loiremarker department in the region of Bourgognemarker in eastern Francemarker.

Geography

Located 10 km (6 miles) from Chalon-sur-Saônemarker (Burgundymarker's second largest city), Givry is a nice town, famous for its listed monuments and its wines.Surrounded on the South-east by the commune's forest, and on the West by vineyards, the commune of Givry also includes three charming hamlets: Cortiambles, Poncey and Russilly.

History

Givry's foundation dates back to the Gallo-Roman era. Its fortifications were built in the Middle Ages. As of the 18th century, several architectural works were established.Givry's AOC wine makes part of the Côte Chalonnaise wealth. It is said that Givry's wine was French king Henry IV's favorite one.

Givry's population evenly rises, as the town is a greatly prized residential area. Turned towards tourism, the town is crossed by the Green Way.

Twin towns

Givry is twinned with:

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