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The Rambourg mill
The Rambourg mill
Coat of arms of Nesmy
Coat of arms
Nesmy is located in France
Coordinates: 46°35′32″N 1°24′09″W / 46.5922°N 1.4025°W / 46.5922; -1.4025Coordinates: 46°35′32″N 1°24′09″W / 46.5922°N 1.4025°W / 46.5922; -1.4025
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement La Roche-sur-Yon
Canton La Roche-sur-Yon-Sud
Intercommunality Communauté d'Agglomération La Roche sur Yon
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Gérard Rivoisy
Area1 25.42 km2 (9.81 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,365
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 85160 /85310
Elevation 32–79 m (105–259 ft)
(avg. 45 m or 148 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.

Nesmy is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

Nesmy is part of a Communauté d'Agglomération : La Roche sur Yon Agglomération (before 2010, it was : the Communauté de Communes du Pays Yonnais).

It is located 30 km (19 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean and 10 km (6.2 mi) from La Roche-sur-Yon.


The river Yon forms most of the commune's north-eastern border.

Sights and culture[edit]

Nesmy is famous for its potteries and tileries, an artisanal tradition.

In this area where the hiking trails are numerous, one can also visit:

  • The Mill of Rambourg, a water mill
  • The Yon river
  • The Old Pottery of Nesmy
  • A private Castle
  • La Domangère golf course, internationally famous


Nesmy houses the Zone of Activities of Le Chaillot, near to the A87 motorway.

Twin towns[edit]

Nesmy is twinned with Burggen, in Bavaria, close to the Alps, in Germany, allows regular meetings.


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