The chapel of Sainte-Anne, in Le Pallet
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|Intercommunality||Communes de Vallet|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Pierre-André Perrouin|
|Area1||11.75 km2 (4.54 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||44117 /44330|
|Elevation||2–52 m (6.6–170.6 ft)
(avg. 37 m or 121 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 lies on the Sèvre Nantaise river.
Le Pallet is notable as the birthplace of Peter Abelard (1079–1142), the medieval scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. Abelard is best known for the story of his affair with and love for his student Héloïse.
- "Peter Abelard (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)". Stanford University. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
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