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The church of Saint-Julien, in Saint-Julien-de-Concelles
The church of Saint-Julien, in Saint-Julien-de-Concelles
Coat of arms of Saint-Julien-de-Concelles
Coat of arms
Saint-Julien-de-Concelles is located in France
Coordinates: 47°15′15″N 1°23′04″W / 47.2542°N 1.3844°W / 47.2542; -1.3844Coordinates: 47°15′15″N 1°23′04″W / 47.2542°N 1.3844°W / 47.2542; -1.3844
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Le Loroux-Bottereau
Intercommunality Loire-Divatte
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christophe Audouin
Area1 31.74 km2 (12.25 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 6,260
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44169 / 44450
Elevation 0–53 m (0–174 ft)
(avg. 24 m or 79 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.

Saint-Julien-de-Concelles is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

St Julien de Concelles is also known for being the founding town of the now very popular beurre blanc sauce. It was first discovered in a small restaurant on the banks of the river Loire.

Along with being well known for the beurre blanc sauce, St Julien de concelles is also one of France's main growers of the Mache (lambs lettuce). Its flat and sandy land provides a great surface for Mache, leeks and some flowers.

As well as growing vegetables, St Julien de Concelles also grows on its hills the grapes that produce the local wines, both Muscadet and Gros plant.

Near to the centre of the town, St Julien de Concelles has a very large lake, known as the plan d'eau du chene. The lake offers sailing, fishing, various sports and beautiful scenery for walking. This is a great area for nature lovers.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Saint-Julien-de-Concelles:[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ystävyyskuntatoiminta" (in Norwegian). City of Saarijärvi. Retrieved 2012-06-01.