Tiffauges

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Tiffauges
Church and chateau of Tiffauges
Church and chateau of Tiffauges
Coat of arms of Tiffauges
Coat of arms
Tiffauges is located in France
Tiffauges
Tiffauges
Coordinates: 47°00′52″N 1°06′36″W / 47.0144°N 1.11°W / 47.0144; -1.11Coordinates: 47°00′52″N 1°06′36″W / 47.0144°N 1.11°W / 47.0144; -1.11
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement La Roche-sur-Yon
Canton Mortagne-sur-Sèvre
Intercommunality Communauté de Communes du Pays de Mortagne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Michel Blanchet
Area1 9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,502
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 85293 /85130
Elevation 42–113 m (138–371 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.

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

History[edit]

Gilles de Rais owned the local fortress.

It is the location of a battle between the French Republican troops and the royalists during the War in the Vendée during the French Revolution on September 19, 1793.

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