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The church in L'Absie
The church in L'Absie
L'Absie is located in France
Coordinates: 46°37′59″N 0°34′32″W / 46.6331°N 0.5756°W / 46.6331; -0.5756Coordinates: 46°37′59″N 0°34′32″W / 46.6331°N 0.5756°W / 46.6331; -0.5756
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Deux-Sèvres
Arrondissement Parthenay
Canton Moncoutant
Intercommunality Terre de Sèvre
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Micheneau
Area1 13.02 km2 (5.03 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,040
 • Density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 79001 /79240
Elevation 168–256 m (551–840 ft)
(avg. 259 m or 850 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.

L'Absie is a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Poitou-Charente region in western France.

L'Absie is centred on the remains of a medieval abbey patronised by Eleanor of Aquitaine. L'Absie is also near the Vendée border, about an hour's drive from the sunny sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast.

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Holiday Gite