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.
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.
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 ...