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|Region||Centre-Val de Loire|
|Intercommunality||Cher à la Loire|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Patrick Maupu|
|14.36 km2 (5.54 sq mi)|
|• Density||460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Elevation||59–134 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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
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 (Gallo-Roman items from diggings in the Cher valley. ) and
Important people[change | change source]
- Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, married the future king of France Louis XII in Montrichard, though the marriage was latter dissolved.
- André Alerme, a French actor who was in more than 70 movies, died here in 1960.
References[change | change source]
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