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Aerial view of Fontevraud Abbey
Aerial view of Fontevraud Abbey
Coat of arms of Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Coat of arms
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye is located in France
Coordinates: 47°10′59″N 0°03′02″E / 47.1831°N 0.0506°E / 47.1831; 0.0506Coordinates: 47°10′59″N 0°03′02″E / 47.1831°N 0.0506°E / 47.1831; 0.0506
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Saumur
Canton Saumur-Sud
Intercommunality Saumur Loire Développement
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Régine Catin
Area1 14.86 km2 (5.74 sq mi)
Population (2006[1])2 1,497
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 49140 /49590
Elevation 37–114 m (121–374 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 ft)
Website Site de la mairie de Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

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.

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. It is situated both in the Loire Valley, an UNESCO World Heritage Site between Chalonnes-sur-Loire and Sully-sur-Loire, and the Loire Anjou Touraine French regional natural park.

The lantern of the dead of St Catherine's chapel
Population (1999): 1,189
Area: 1,482 ha
Average altitude: 80 m

Notable buildings[edit]

  • The royal abbey of Fontevraud
  • Saint Catherine's chapel with its lantern of the dead
  • Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Pitié (chapel of Our Lady of Compassion)
  • Église Saint-Michel (church of St Michael)

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The town as viewed from the east