Pierreclos

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Location
46°20'03"N
004°41'17"E
Country
 France
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Description

Pierreclos is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.

Geography

Situated 14 kilometers west of Mâcon and 14 kilometers south of Cluny, Pierreclos is a small vineyard village in the Tramayes county.

History

The name Pierreclos come from "Petra Clausa" meaning Closed stone, or tomb, in Latin. It was a necropolis for important people of the Roman Province. Before the French Revolution, the history of the village was closely linked to its castle.

Demography

In 2016, the population of the village was 910 inhabitants.

Economy

Pierreclos is surrounded by vineyards which are used for great quality wines. The main employer is a low-cost salted meat producer.

Important People

Alphonse De Lamartine had a child with Jacqueline de Pierreclos (Laurence in Jocelyn)
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