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Ancenis ([ɑ̃s.ni]; Breton: Ankiniz) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.
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
The soccer team is called RCA 44, (Racing Club D'Ancenis 44)Henri Ottmann, painter
Jordan Veretout, French footballer
William Louiron, footballer
Ancenis is twinned with the town of Kirkham, in Lancashire, UK.