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La Clayette is a commune in the Sa√īne-et-Loiremarker department in the region of Bourgognemarker in eastern Francemarker.


La Clayette is situated in the Brionnais area, in the south-west of the Sa√īne-et-Loire d√©partement.


  • By road: the town is situated at the crossroads of the routes D985 and D987, 40 km from Roanne, 60 km from M√Ęcon, 90 km from Lyon and 100 km from Moulins.
  • By rail: La Clayette-Baudemont station stands on the line from Lyon to Paray-le-Monial. It is served by the TER train which takes 1 hour 20 minutes from Lyon.


  • 1435 : Creation of the borough of La Clayette by the Chantemerle family
  • 1437 : Creation of the fairs
  • 1450 : Creation of the markets
  • 1632 : Alice de Chantemerle, last descendant of the family of the same name, founded by will the convent of the Minimes (in the building which is now the Mairie (Town Hall))
  • Until the French Revolution, La Clayette was governed from Varennes-sous-Dunmarker


Places and monuments

Ch√Ęteau de La Clayette

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Chapelle Sainte Avoye

The construction of Sainte Avoye's chapel, in the flamboyant gothic style, was due to Louis de Chantemerle in the fifteenth century.

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