Overlooking the Bourbince valley to the west, this rural commune has the distinction of not having a real village. It is made up of "street hamlets", the Voriots (mill), the Certaux, and the Forge, while the town hall and the community hall are somewhat set apart, in the middle of the countryside.
Surrounded by historical mountain passes, notably the Baudots pass, and crossed by the Centre Europe Atlantic Route linking Chalon to Montceau-les-Mines, the commune has essentially developed around cattle breeding. The landscape, as a whole, remains very rural with a large majority of meadows surrounded by hedgerows for the needs of breeding. Coal outcrops at the place called La Forge gave hope for industrial development of the territory. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), four wells dug around 1810 revealed only a thin layer of 50 cm that could not be used.