Le Cellier

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Le Cellier
The Saint-Méen chapel.
The Saint-Méen chapel.
Coat of arms of Le Cellier
Coat of arms
Le Cellier is located in France
Le Cellier
Le Cellier
Coordinates: 47°19′13″N 1°20′43″W / 47.3203°N 1.3453°W / 47.3203; -1.3453Coordinates: 47°19′13″N 1°20′43″W / 47.3203°N 1.3453°W / 47.3203; -1.3453
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Philippe des Jamonières
Area
 • Land1 35.99 km2 (13.90 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 3,448
 • Population2 density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
INSEE/Postal code 44028 / 44850
Dialling codes 0240

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.

Le Cellier is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

Monuments and sites of interest[edit]

The commune lies on the north bank of the Loire River; this spot offers magnificent views.

Château de Clermont

The Château de Clermont, built between 1643 and 1649 by the Chenu, an old French family, was acquired by the Maupassant family. At the end of his life, the actor Louis de Funès came to live in the castle, which had been inherited by his wife, a descendant of the Maupassants.

The tomb of Louis de Funès

In 2013 the mansion became a museum dedicated to Funes. The banks of the Loire were also visited by the poet René-Guy Cadou or the painter William Turner.

The Folies-Siffait are strange vestiges of architecture from the nineteenth century, hanging gardens overlooking the Loire River.[1] [2]

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