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Tournus

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Churches · Castles · Specialty Museums
Tournus is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.GeographyTournus is located on the right bank of the Saône, 20 km. northeast of Mâcon on the Paris-Lyon railway.SightsThe church of St Philibert (early 11th century), is the main surviving building of the former Benedictine abbey of Tournus, suppressed in 1785. It is in the Burgundian Romanesque style. The façade lacks one of the two flanking towers originally designed for it. The nave is roofed with barrel vaulting, supported on tall cylindrical columns. Both the choir and the 11th century crypt beneath it have an ambulatory and side chapels.In the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville stands a statue of Jean-Baptiste Greuze, born in the town in 1725.EconomyTournus is an important tourist area, with one four-star hotel and one three-star hotel . In 2013, four restaurants had a Michelin star: the Greuze, Quartier Gourmand, Aux Terasses, and Meulien.
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