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Gennes, Maine et Loire

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Country  France
Department  Maine-et-Loire
Intercommunality  Le Gennois
Area  32.52 km²
Arrondissement  Saumur
Region  Pays de la Loire
Canton  Doué-la-Fontaine
Population (2006)  1,952
Local time  Sunday 1:25 AM
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Weather  9°C, Wind W at 2 km/h, 85% Humidity
Points of interest  Moulin de Sarré (visites g, Dolmen de la Madeleine, Théâtre gallo‑romain de Gennes, Saint‑Eusèbe

Gennes is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Gennes-Val-de-Loire.

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Map of 49350 Gennes, France

History

Gennes was the scene of a World War II battle in June 1940, during the Battle of Saumur during the last stages of the Battle of France. The French casualties, seventeen Cadets of the Cadre noir Saumur Cavalry school, killed between 17 and 20 June 1940, are buried in the enclosure of the 11th century Saint-Eusèbe church built over an ancient Gallo-Roman sanctuary, on a hilltop overlooking the scene of their sacrifice.

The castle of Milly-le-Meugon, in its vicinity, was the property of the Maillé-Brézé family, closely related to the French royal family through the First Prince of the Blood, Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé.

References

Gennes, Maine-et-Loire Wikipedia


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