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The Brenne river in Montbard
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Municipalities Sombernon, Montbard
 - right Oze, Ozerain
City Montbard
 - location Sombernon, Côte-d'Or, France
 - elevation 560 m (1,837 ft)
 - coordinates 47°18′50″N 4°42′36″E / 47.31389°N 4.71000°E / 47.31389; 4.71000
Confluence Armançon
 - location Buffon, Côte-d'Or, France
 - elevation 200 m (656 ft)
 - coordinates 47°38′38″N 4°16′34″E / 47.64389°N 4.27611°E / 47.64389; 4.27611
Length 71.7 km (45 mi)
Basin 491 km² (190 sq mi)
Discharge for Montbard
 - average 8.19 /s (289 cu ft/s)

The Brenne is a river in eastern France. It is a right tributary of the Armançon river and flows through the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.


The Brenne has a length of 71.7 km (44.6 mi), and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 491 km2 (190 sq mi).

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 8.19 m3/s (289 cu ft/s) at Montbard in the Côte-d'Or department.

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Montbard (1988 - 2017)


The Brenne starts in the commune of Sombernon, at an elevation of about 560 m (1,837 ft), at about 30 km (19 mi) to the west of Dijon.

It flows to the northwest and joins the Armançon river between the communes Buffon and Montbard at an elevation of about 200 m (660 ft) above sea level.

The Brenne flows through 1 region (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) and 1 department (Côte-d'Or). The river flows through the communes:

  • Sombernon
  • Aubigny-lès-Sombernon
  • Grosbois-en-Montagne
  • Vitteaux
  • Pouillenay
  • Venarey-les-Laumes
  • Montbard
  • Saint-Rémy

There are only 2 important tributaries, and both join the Brenne on the right side: the Oze and the Ozerain rivers.


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