The ruins of the theatre
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|Intercommunality||Aune et Loir|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Michel Royer|
|Area1||32.03 km2 (12.37 sq mi)|
|• Density||66/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||72620 /72800|
|Elevation||37–118 m (121–387 ft)
(avg. 31 m or 102 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 has a Romanesque church from the 11th century.
Aubigné-Racan is the site of the archeological excavation of Cherré, a Gallo-Roman complex of 20 hectares from the 1st to the 3rd centuries. The site was likely a rural centre of commercial and religious activity before the Roman conquest. Excavations in 1977 by C. Lambert and J. Rioufreyt discovered an ancient theatre, two temples, Roman thermae, a forum and an aqueduct.
In the surrounding countryside, one can also find prehistoric standing stones, or dolmens ("dolmen de la Pierre" and "dolmen du Colombier").
Aubigné-Racan is the birthplace of the 17th century poet and dramatist Honorat de Bueil, seigneur de Racan. His birthplace, the Manoir de Champmarin, is still standing.
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