Ancenis is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. It is located on the north bank of the Loire River.
It played a great historical role as a key location on the road to Nantes (23 miles southeast), the historical capital of Brittany. It was named the key of Brittany and the door of Brittany.
Things to see and do
* Old mediaeval and Renaissance castle
* Old quarter
* Chapel of the Ursulines
* Saint Peter Church
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Population – 7,600 approx
Land Area – 20.07 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The river port at Ancenis is located on the Loire River.
Travel Links – Nantes Atlantique Airport, located 8 km to the southwest of the city of Nantes, serves the département and surrounding areas. It is the biggest airport in northwestern France, linking with several French, North African and European cities, as well as Montreal in Canada.
By rail, the regional trains and buses of the TER Pays de la Loire link major towns and cities of the Pays de la Loire and adjoining regions, including those of the Loire-Atlantique department.
The Loire-Atlantique department operates the Lila network of interurban buses, which link its villages, towns and cities.