Montrichard

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Montrichard
Coat of arms of Montrichard
Coat of arms
Location of Montrichard
Montrichard is located in France
Montrichard
Montrichard
Montrichard is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Montrichard
Montrichard
Coordinates: 47°20′37″N 1°11′03″E / 47.3436111111°N 1.18416666667°E / 47.3436111111; 1.18416666667Coordinates: 47°20′37″N 1°11′03″E / 47.3436111111°N 1.18416666667°E / 47.3436111111; 1.18416666667
CountryFrance
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
DepartmentLoir-et-Cher
ArrondissementBlois
CantonMontrichard
IntercommunalityCher à la Loire
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Patrick Maupu
Area
1
14.36 km2 (5.54 sq mi)
Population
 (1999)
6,624
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
41151 /41400
Elevation59–134 m (194–440 ft)
(avg. 68 m or 223 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Montrichard is a town and former commune in the Loir-et-Cher département (county), in France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Montrichard-Val-de-Cher.[1]

The Cher River in Montrichard

Geography[change | change source]

The town is on the north bank of the Cher river. 32 kilometres (20 mi) south of Blois, 73 kilometres (45 mi) west of Vierzon and 42 kilometres (26 mi) east of Tours. The countryside is mainly used to grow grapes and has woods, cattle and cereals.

Sites and landmarks[change | change source]

  • Château de Montrichard, a medieaval castle.
  • Nanteuil Church (12th, 13th, 15th centuries), whose statue of the Virgin Mary is the object of a very old pilgrimage on Whit Monday.
  • Church of the Holy Cross (Église Ste-Croix) has a nice Romanesque doorway and was the place where Joan of France married the future king.
  • Château de Pont-Cher, a 15th-century home built into the cliff. Inside this home are the René Galloux collection of very old (prehistoric) and Gallo-Roman items from diggings in the Cher valley.[2]

Important people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Arrêté préfectoral 2 December 2015
  2. Châteaux of the Loire p76 Michelin Tyre Co Ltd 1977 ISBN 206013210X