Carquefou

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TownCarquefou
Insee code44026
Postcode44470
Latitude47.2962410
Longitude-1.4868120
AltitudeFrom 1 to 76 meters
Surface43.42 km²
Population18502 inhabitants
Density426 inhabitants/km²

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National labelThouaré-sur-Loire at 4.7 km
Chief townNantes (at 15.9 km, 20 min)La Chapelle-sur-Erdre at 4.8 km
DepartmentLoire-AtlantiqueSainte-Luce-sur-Loire at 5.2 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Carquefou is a city rich past. On the territory of Carquefou, was once a Roman town named Arlèze. Remains have been found in the Bois St. Lys and Brechetière. Destroyed by the Germanic invasions in the Middle Ages, a castle called Carcafagum took place, whose meaning is "place planted beech. However, in the early fifteenth century, this name changed into Quercufolio "thick oak foliage. At that time, beech left no doubt room for oaks in the landscape carquefolien. Later, they found the names: Quarquefou, Kerquefou, Querquefou then finally Carquefou. During the Hundred Years War Carquefou is alternately ravaged by the English and French. In 1341, the city was looted and burned without much resistance by Jean Duke of Normandy with an army of 10 000 men. In the 18th century, at the time of the French Revolution, the uprising in the Vendee and Brittany won Carquefou. And from May 8, 1791, the parish took part in the clashes. Captain Spirit Benigne Blandin chief Chouan carquefolien was an emblematic figure of this period. Around 1895, Carquefou had 2902 inhabitants. There was a post office and telegraph, a gendarmerie, two schools for girls and boys. He stood there five annual fairs and the line of railway between Nantes and Segre went to 500 meters east of the town. Then the 60s marked a watershed in the history of Carquefou since from 1965 the city embarked on the establishment of an industrial area, shared with Nantes. Young gradually deserted farm work to work in factories in the industrial zone. From 1968 to 1996, the local population quadrupled from 3843 to 15,123 inhabitants. To accommodate these new carquefoliens, the City creates large subdivisions such as Rousseau, in 1965 or the Madeleine in 1968? Similarly, a public working in Nantes has moved in this "City in the Country". Today Carquefou has about 17,000 inhabitants. This historic town is an excerpt from Guide-Practice Carquefou available at City Hall Carquefou.

Carquefou The city enjoys a rich culture that does not stop at many events and festivities held throughout the year. The city has a theater in the Italian national fame. The theater of Fleuriaye, with its 800 seats, hosts an annual programming of the highest quality, combining drama, often rewarded with Molière, and concerts.

Clubs and sports associations can engage in disciplines as diverse as football, diving, skating, field hockey, the jujitsu or the Archery ... Carquefou was voted "most athletic city of Pays de la Loire" in 2006 in the category of cities with 10 000 to 30 000.


SIGHTSEEING

With its many natural areas, Carquefou has several marked hiking trails to go around the city and discover the valley Erdre, "the most beautiful river in France" according to Francis.

Detailed information
Leisure centresGolf Course of Carquefou
MonumentsCastle of La Seilleraye
Performance hallsTheatre of La Fleuriaye

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The City of Carquefou annually organizes many cultural events, including the inevitable RIDEP (Rencontres Internationales du Dessin de Presse), which held the 3rd week of January. On 3 days, these meetings bring together cartoonists known for the talent signings, panel discussions around the design of press, freedom of the press ...
  • The other major cultural events that take place each year Carquefou are the contemporary art exhibition and a concert of contemporary music taking place in the spring. An Autumn Fair is held then at the end of the year to highlight the work of several artists.
  • Finally, the City holds many annual festivals including:
  • The Neighbor Day - a national event held in May
  • The Feast of July 13.
  • The Carquefouilles - garage sale that takes place in September.
  • Christmas Market - early December.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

City Carquefou borders of Nantes, which gives it a privileged position in the great West. It is fully in the dynamics of the Nantes conurbation in presenting a complete offer of leisure, sports ...

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Pleasures of the palate and wine tasting at the castleLocal flavours5 €Le Pallet (20 km)
Introduction to Muscadet with a wine-growerLocal flavours6 €Mouzillon (23 km)
Hike between the Loire and the vineyardsNature and the outdoors7 €Liré (25 km)
Canoe Kayak on the Sèvre NantaiseSports sensationsFrom 11.50 € to 14 €Gétigné (30 km)

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PHOTOS

The church squareThe church square
 
Theater of FleuriayeTheater of Fleuriaye
The City Hall CarquefouThe City Hall Carquefou
 
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WEATHER

Friday 25 July
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Min. 18°C - Max. 29°C
Saturday 26 July
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Sunday 27 July
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantNovotel Carquefou  
8.1
  SPECIAL OFFER
Carquefou
TERRACE AND POOL - Looking for a place of complete relaxation? Direction Carquefou Novotel restaurant. Completely renovated in 2011, today it is a must for all lovers cozy and trendy...
Located in Carquefou27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantManoir de la Régate  
8.9
Nantes
Loïc Peru welcomes you to the gourmet restaurant of this 19th century manor house overlooking the River Erdre. Here the kitchen is a family for several generations. The quality of service...
Located 3 km from Carquefou61 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Nantes Sainte Luce  
6.1
  SPECIAL OFFER
Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire
NATURE - And if we offered a buffet session at will? Near Carquefou, the Nantes-Est Campanile restaurant Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire fill the wildest desires! In a fashionable furniture at...
Located 3.8 km from Carquefou19 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Manor house with 5 bedroomsManoir du Perray    
9
Saint-Mars-du-Désert
Welcome to the Manoir du Perray, a charming property with a swimming pool, just 15 km north of Nantes. Located along the Brittany coast in Loire Atlantique, on the road to Nantes, Carquefou,...
Located 4.7 km from CarquefouFrom 95 € to 145 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLes Arbres Rouges    
10
Sucé-sur-Erdre
The Red Tree, contemporary guest house, welcome you in a verdant 4000m² just minutes from the center of Nantes. Our 2 indoor and outdoor pools / whirlpool await you for a moment of...
Located 4.8 km from CarquefouFrom 113 € to 120 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLongrais accueil    
9.4
Saint-Mars-du-Désert
An handsome 18th-century residence full of charm stands in blisfully silent countryside just 15 km from Nantes. The house is set in delightful tree-lined flower garden. The large bedrooms...
Located 6.2 km from CarquefouFrom 58 € to 66 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 2 personsLe voyage à nantes   NEW
Nantes
This apartment features: An entry with a hallway, bathroom, separate toilet, living room with kitchen and unusable fireplace, living room / bedroom (retractable bed comfortable). Kitchen...
Located 9.4 km from CarquefouFrom 350 € to 450 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsGîte Cap Horn   NEW
Nantes
Cape Horn is a former shop for 2,4 or even six people for a night in the old district of Nantes Bridges, 10 minutes walk from the center of Nantes, the city Congress and South railway...
Located 11 km from Carquefou350 € per week 
House for 5 personsGite relais de la riniere  
9.2
Le Landreau
We are located in the heart of the vineyard, the wine-making village Landreau, just minutes from Nantes. The cottage is part of a residence of the 18th century, and is the site of the...
Located 18.7 km from CarquefouFrom 220 € to 450 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
90 places over 3 haCamping La Pindière    
8.3
Héric
Nested with calms of its bosky bower, near the Channel from Nantes in Brest and to only 15 mn of Nantes, the Camp-site Pindière accomodates you all the year for stays resting in a family...
Located 19 km from CarquefouFrom 13.60 € to 16.40 € per day 

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HOTELS

Park & Suites Confort Nantes-Carquefou - Hotel in CarquefouPark & Suites Confort Nantes-Carquefou     
7.7
Carquefou
Park & Suites Confort Nantes-Carquefou is located in the Nantes-Est business district. It offers studio to 3-room apartments with free wired (LAN) internet access. All of the apartments...
Located in CarquefouRoom from 42 €
Kyriad Nantes-Carquefou - Hotel in CarquefouKyriad Nantes-Carquefou     
7.8
Carquefou
Situated in the centre of Carquefou's industrial zone, the Kyriad Nantes-Carquefou features a restaurant, a meeting room and a lounge with LCD TV. Nantes is a 15-minute drive away...
Located in CarquefouRoom from 57 €
Novotel Nantes Carquefou - Hotel in CarquefouNovotel Nantes Carquefou     
8.2
Carquefou
Novotel Nantes is located at the crossroads of the main routes of the Loire Atlantique, Vendée and Brittany regions. It is easily accessible from Exit 22 on the A11 motorway. Guest...
Located in CarquefouRoom from 64 €

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ibis Styles Nantes Centre Place Royale
Located in the centre of Nantes, ibis Styles Nantes Centre Place Royale is between La Place Royale and Place du Commerce. It offers free Wi-Fi and provides...
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