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Verosvres

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Country  France
Canton  Saint-Bonnet-de-Joux
INSEE/Postal code  71571 /71220
Local time  Sunday 1:55 PM
Arrondissement  Charolles
Department  Saône-et-Loire
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Area  22.96 km²
Population  402 (1999)
Verosvres
Region  Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Weather  11°C, Wind NW at 11 km/h, 82% Humidity

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

Contents

Map of 71220 Verosvres, France

History

The name Verosvres is derived from the Gallic word Verobriga, vero meaning "true" or "good" and briga meaning "fortress": thus giving "Good castle".

In 1920, the town of Verosvres formed "an agglomeration of about eighty houses, including one for the post office and telegraph." The town was then served by a railway line, now defunct, which connected Paray-le-Monial to Mâcon, and stopped at a station called "Les Terreaux — Verosvres".

Notable people

  • Verosvres is the birthplace of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, who first inspired devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Pierre Albuisson (born in 1952), French postage stamp engraver and designer, presides the Art du timbre gravé association whose headquarters are located in Verosvres.
  • References

    Verosvres Wikipedia


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