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Plessé (Municipality, Loire-Atlantique, France)

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Presentation of Plessé

The municipality of Plessé (5,257 inhabitants in 2018; 10,438 ha) is located 20 km south-east of Redon.

Plessé has been settled from prehistoric times (Neolithic), as shown by the Pierre-Folle menhir and bracelets and axes of the Bronze Age found during archaeological excavations.
Plessé was created in the 6th century by Bretons driven out from Britain by Saxon pressure. From 897 to 903, Alan the Great, Duke of Brittany, set up his residence there and led a large court. The Gilded Age of the town of lessé ended when his successors settled in Rieux.
During the Hundred Years' War, the territory was successively devastated by the French and the English. At the time of the Wars of Religion, lessé was under the domination of the Rohan family, which made of it a refuge for the the Reformed cult. In 1670, missionaries were sent to Plessé by the bishop of Nantes to encourage conversion to the Catholic religion. During the Revolution, the woods of the town served as a refuge for refractories, as well as survivors of the Savenay disaster (December 1793).

Olivier Touzeau, 17 May 2021

Former flag of Plessé


Former flag of Plessé - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 May 2021

The former flag of Plessé (photo) was white with the municipal logo, which was changed in 2018.

Olivier Touzeau, 17 May 2021