The priory of the old abbey, now converted into a tourist office
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Monique Rabin|
|Area1||58.81 km2 (22.71 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||44188 /44310|
|Elevation||0–51 m (0–167 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 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.
Vicomte Bertrand Jochaud du Plessix, a Lieutenant in the Free French Forces who died (13 May 1941), reposes in the local cemetery. He was first buried at Gibraltar, having been shot down near there.
Vicomte du Plessis (x) died on 30 June 1940 – he and three comrades had appropriated a Glenn Martin plane and were attempting to land in Gibraltar when they were shot down by the Spanish. All four were interred in the War Graves section of the North Cemetery on the Rock. After the war the remains of the Vicomte were repatriated to France and buried in the church of St. Philbert
- "Bertrand Jochaud du Plessix". Ordre de la Libération (in French). 7 July 2004. Retrieved 31 October 2008.
- Flint, Peter B. (29 April 1991). "Tatiana du Plessix Liberman Dies; Leading Designer of Hats Was 84". New York Times. Retrieved 31 October 2008.
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