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Ancenis 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.SightsChâteau d'Ancenis, a medieval and Renaissance castleThe Loire river on which Ancenis is located (on the north bank)Church of Saint Peter, 15-16-17th centuryChapel of the UrsulinesChapel Notre-Dame de DélivranceOld quarter with mediaeval housesDolmen at Pierre-CouvretièreSportThe soccer team is called RCA 44, (Racing Club D'Ancenis 44)PersonalitiesHenri Ottmann, painterJordan Veretout, French footballerWilliam Louiron, footballerTwin townsAncenis is twinned with the town of Kirkham, in Lancashire, UK. Ancenis is in Loire-Atlantique. Plan your vacation with our France online trip planner and discover the best things to do in Ancenis.
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