|Église Notre Dame|
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|Intercommunality||La Vallée de Clisson|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Bernard Bourmaud|
|• Land1||11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||44043 / 44190|
|Elevation||7–71 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.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The town and the celebrated family of Clisson, the most famous member of which was Olivier IV 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 takes place outside of the town since 2006.
Twin towns - sister cities
Clisson is twinned with:
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press
- Château de Clisson
- Église Notre Dame de Clisson
- Communes of the Loire-Atlantique department
- Communes of the Vallée de Clisson
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