Maillezais

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Maillezais
Maillezais seen from the Abbey of Saint-Pierre
Maillezais seen from the Abbey of Saint-Pierre
Coat of arms of Maillezais
Coat of arms
Location of Maillezais
Maillezais is located in France
Maillezais
Maillezais
Maillezais is located in Pays de la Loire
Maillezais
Maillezais
Coordinates: 46°22′20″N 0°44′17″W / 46.3722°N 0.7381°W / 46.3722; -0.7381Coordinates: 46°22′20″N 0°44′17″W / 46.3722°N 0.7381°W / 46.3722; -0.7381
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentVendée
ArrondissementFontenay-le-Comte
CantonFontenay-le-Comte
IntercommunalityVendée Sèvre Autise
Area
1
20.33 km2 (7.85 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
984
 • Density48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
85133 /85420
Elevation1–18 m (3.3–59.1 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Maillezais is a commune in the Vendée department in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

It was once an island in the Marais Poitevin, until monks of the Maillezais Abbey dug canals in the 13th century. Remains of the sea wall are still present, and canoe tours of the canals are a regular attraction to tourists.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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