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Country  France
Department  Loire-Atlantique
Canton  Ancenis
Area  20.07 km²
Local time  Thursday 2:00 AM
Region  Pays de la Loire
Arrondissement  Ancenis
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  7,010 (1999)
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Weather  6°C, Wind SW at 11 km/h, 89% Humidity

Ancenis ([ɑ̃s.ni]; Breton: Ankiniz) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.


Map of 44150 Ancenis, France

It played a great historical role as a key location on the road to Nantes (23 miles to the southwest), the historical capital of Brittany. It was named "the key of Brittany" and the door of Brittany.


  • Château d'Ancenis, a medieval and Renaissance castle
  • The Loire river on which Ancenis is located (on the north bank)
  • Church of Saint Peter, 15-16-17th century
  • Chapel of the Ursulines
  • Chapel Notre-Dame de Délivrance
  • Old quarter with mediaeval houses
  • Dolmen at Pierre-Couvretière
  • Sport

    The soccer team is called RCA 44, (Racing Club D'Ancenis 44)


  • Henri Ottmann, painter
  • Jordan Veretout, French footballer
  • William Louiron, footballer
  • Twin towns

    Ancenis is twinned with the town of Kirkham, in Lancashire, UK.


    Ancenis Wikipedia

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