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Clisson (Breton: Klison), is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in Pays de la Loire in western France.

Clisson
Église Notre Dame
Coat of arms of Clisson
Coat of arms
Location of Clisson
Clisson is located in France
Clisson
Clisson
Clisson is located in Pays de la Loire
Clisson
Clisson
Coordinates: 47°05′16″N 1°16′57″W / 47.0878°N 1.2825°W / 47.0878; -1.2825Coordinates: 47°05′16″N 1°16′57″W / 47.0878°N 1.2825°W / 47.0878; -1.2825
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentLoire-Atlantique
ArrondissementNantes
CantonClisson
IntercommunalityLa Vallée de Clisson
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Xavier Bonnet
Area
1
11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
7,313
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44043 /44190
Elevation7–71 m (23–233 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is situated at the confluence of the Sèvre Nantaise and the Moine 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Nantes (reachable by rail).

The town and the celebrated family of Clisson (the most famous members are Olivier IV de Clisson and Jeanne de Clisson) take their name from their stronghold. Clisson has its imposing ruins, parts of which date from the thirteenth century. The town and castle, the château de Clisson, were destroyed in 1792 and 1793 during the War in the Vendée.

Afterwards, the sculptor François-Frédéric Lemot bought the castle, and the town was rebuilt in the early part of the 19th century according to his plans. There are picturesque parks on the banks of the rivers. The Moine is crossed by an old gothic bridge and by a fine modern viaduct.

The Hellfest music festival has taken place outside the town since 2006.

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ReferencesEdit

  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Clisson". Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 531.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.