part of Sèvremoine
|Region||Pays de la Loire|
|32.35 km2 (12.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||66/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
During the early years of the French revolutionary wars, the town found itself at the heart of the counter-revolutionary struggle in the Vendée, especially on 19 September 1793, with the Battle of Torfou. This battle pitted many Royalist military leaders against Republican troops under Kléber and Canclaux and followed by a period of brutal government repression.
On 15 December 2015, Le Longeron, Montfaucon-Montigné, La Renaudière, Roussay, Saint-André-de-la-Marche, Saint-Crespin-sur-Moine, Saint-Germain-sur-Moine, Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges, Tillières and Torfou merged becoming one commune called Sèvremoine.
- La Pierre Tournisse, round monolith of granite standing on an hillock.
- La Colonne, column situated at the crossroads of roads D149 and D753, commemorating the Battle of Torfou.
- La Voie Romaine, a Roman road which was following the Sèvre Nantaise river and linking Nantes to Poitiers during Roman times.
- Les bords de Sèvre, the Sèvre Nantaise river banks.
Torfou is twinned with :
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- (in French) Official website
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