St. Peter's Abbey
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|• Land1||11.53 km2 (4.45 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||72336 / 72300|
|Elevation||22–76 m (72–249 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.
It is located near Sablé.
The commune is almost entirely agricultural, but is especially noted as the site of the Benedictine St. Peter's Abbey, originally founded in 1010 and re-established by Dom Prosper Guéranger in 1833. A second abbey for women, St. Cecilia's Abbey, is also located here.
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