Situated between the Lac de Grand-Lieu and the Baie de Bourgneuf, 25 km south-west of Nantes, Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaléons is a commune in historic Brittany, the traditional Pays de Retz and the historic Nantes region.
Saint Hilaire de Chaléons cemetery, Saint Hilaire de Chaléons
In the village centre, listen carefully... Can you hear it ? The carillon is ringing out "La Paimpolaise", a song by Théodore Botrel.
A few steps from the church is the cemetery, which is also original in that it is circular in shape ! And don't miss the pretty calvary in the centre of the cemetery.
Over the years, the commune has managed to preserve its rural character and has made it an asset, attracting many walkers on the footpaths that criss-cross the countryside.
The village has a horseshoe-shaped cemetery, unique in Europe, surrounded by a circular wall. A monumental calvary erected on a hill before the cemetery is well worth a visit !

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Many famous artists got their start at the Café de la Motte aux Cochons, the town's former cultural and party venue : Jeanne Cherhal, Tryo...

Soline's favourites

  1. Immerse yourself in lush green countryside on the Templiers trail (18 km / 4h30)
  2. Take the whole family to the little street arts festival in the countryside : Les Zendimanchés
Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaléons in brief :
2,304 inhabitants
34.98 km2 of surface area
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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 47.103143
Longitude : -1.86434399999996