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Commune of Comblanchien

Coordinates 47° 06' 08" N 04° 55' 19" E
Region Bourgogne
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Nuits-Saint-Georges
Mayor Pierre Blondan
Elevation 213 m–351 m
(avg. 220 m)
Land area¹ 3.61 km²
 - Density 175/km² (1999)
INSEE/Postal code 21186/ 21700
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).

Comblanchien is a village and commune, just to the south of Nuits-Saint-Georges in Burgundy.


Comblanchien lies in the Côte d'Or escarpment. The Jurassic limestone of the Côte includes a pink-veined marble called Pierre de Comblanchien which was laid down in the Bathonian epoch.

The stone has characteristics similar to those of marble and is notable for the variety of its shades of colour, the pink of bindweed (Convolvulus) and beige. Its veining harmonizes with any decorative style. It is not susceptible to frost damage, is fine-grained and capable of accepting a polish. It may be slippery if used polished, as a flooring. Its most notable use was in l'Opéra in Paris.

The quarries lie in the Côte overlooking Route Nationale 74, north and south of the village and similar stones are found in other places along the same vein. ( 47°6′18″N, 4°54′36″E)

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