16 September 2022

Émile Violet in Hurigny (Saône-et-Loire)

Émile Violet (1877-1975) was born in Clessé (Saône-et-Loire) and died in Mâcon: he was a writer steeped in the history of the Mâconnais area. He was one of the most prominent members of the Société des amis des arts et des sciences de Tournus, a learned group founded in 1877, and was a founder of the Musée Greueze and the local library in Tournus.

The house where he was born now carries his name, as does a square in Mâcon where roadworks were taking place. However, I found this street named after him, where he used to live in Hurigny. His publications are numerous.

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