Sainte-Anne church
Sainte-Anne church
Coat of arms of Lamotte-Beuvron
Location of Lamotte-Beuvron
Lamotte-Beuvron is located in France
Lamotte-Beuvron is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Coordinates: 47°36′10″N 2°01′32″E / 47.6028°N 2.0256°E / 47.6028; 2.0256
RegionCentre-Val de Loire
CantonLa Sologne
IntercommunalityCœur de Sologne
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pascal Bioulac[1]
23.34 km2 (9.01 sq mi)
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
41106 /41600
Elevation106–146 m (348–479 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Lamotte-Beuvron (French pronunciation: [lamɔt bøvʁɔ̃]) is a town and commune of about 5000 inhabitants in the Loir-et-Cher department of Centre-Val de Loire, France.[3]

The French Federal Equestrian Park, one of the largest in Europe, is based in Lamotte-Beuvron.[4] Each July, the Federal Equestrian Park hosts the French Pony Championship, in which more than 15,000 participants compete.[5] It also houses the permanent offices of the French Equestrian Federation[6] and, since 2009, the Bureau of the National Association of the French Riding Pony.[7]

The town is the birthplace of the Tarte Tatin dessert, an upside-down apple pastry named after the Tatin sisters, who created it at their Hôtel Tatin, across the street from the Lamotte-Beuvron railway station.[8]

Lamotte-Beuvron's motto is "Hill yesterday, Mountain tomorrow" (« Motte hier, Mont demain ») which expresses the confidence of the residents in the expansion of the city.[9]

Lamotte-Beuvron is the "sister city" of Paris, Kentucky in the United States.[10]


Lamotte-Beuvron is located in the natural region of Sologne on the banks of the Beuvron river, about 30 km south of Orléans. It is in the heart of "Grande Sologne,"[11][12] a forested area stretching over 1,930 square miles and containing hundreds of ponds, making the region a popular destination for hunting and fishing. Sologne is one of the richest regions in France in big game (including deer and wild boar) and game birds (including pheasants, doves and pigeons, and woodcocks).

Lamotte-Beuvron station has rail connections to Orléans and Vierzon.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 346—    
1821 486+1.22%
1846 769+1.85%
1872 1,680+3.05%
1901 2,285+1.07%
1926 2,626+0.56%
1946 3,421+1.33%
1962 3,703+0.50%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 4,073+1.60%
1975 4,475+1.35%
1982 4,345−0.42%
1990 4,247−0.28%
1999 4,251+0.01%
2007 4,581+0.94%
2012 4,782+0.86%
2017 4,724−0.24%
Source: EHESS[13] and INSEE (1968-2017)[14]


See also


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French)., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021" (in French). The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file
  4. ^ Le Parc Equestre Federal official site
  5. ^ Le Parc Equestre Federal official site
  6. ^ FFE official site
  7. ^ ANPFS official site Archived 2016-05-05 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Lamotte-Beuvron official site, retrieved 19 April 2016
  9. ^ Lamotte-Beuvron official site Archived 2016-04-22 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Paris, KY - Sister City".
  11. ^ Grande Sologne site
  12. ^ Lamotte-Beuvron official site
  13. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Lamotte-Beuvron, EHESS (in French).
  14. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE