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Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Aerial view of Fontevraud Abbey



Fontevraud-l'Abbaye is located in France
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Location in France
Coordinates: 47°10′59″N 0°03′02″E / 47.18306, 0.05056
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Saumur
Canton Saumur-Sud
Government
 • Mayor Régine Catin
Area
 • Total 14.86 km2 (5.74 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Highest elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Lowest elevation 114 m (374 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,497
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 49590
INSEE 49140
Website Site de la mairie de Fontevraud-l'Abbaye

Fontevraud-l'Abbaye is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. It is situated both in the Loire Valley, an UNESCO World Heritage Site between Chalonnes-sur-Loire and Sully-sur-Loire, and the Loire Anjou Touraine French regional natural park.

The lantern of the dead of St Catherine's chapel

Population (1999): 1,189
Area: 1,482 ha
Average altitude: 80 m

Notable buildings[]

  • The royal abbey of Fontevraud
  • Saint Catherine's chapel with its lantern of the dead
  • Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Pitié (chapel of Our Lady of Compassion)
  • Église Saint-Michel (church of St Michael)

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The town as viewed from the east

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