Place:Le Creusot, Saône-et-Loire, France


NameLe Creusot
Alt namesCreusotsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates46.8°N 4.45°E
Located inSaône-et-Loire, France
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Le Creusot is a commune and the industrial town in the Saône-et-Loire department, region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, eastern France.

The inhabitants are known as Creusotins. Formerly a mining town, its economy is now dominated by metallurgical companies such as ArcelorMittal, Schneider Electric, and Alstom.

Since the 1990s, the town has been developing its tourism credentials. Its main attraction is the Parc des Combes. The Creusot steam hammer is exposed as a tourist attraction in a square at the entrance to the town from the south.

Le Creusot is also the second educational centre of the Bourgogne (after Dijon), with its IUT and the Condorcet university centre.

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