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The church of Saint-Martin, in Corsept
The church of Saint-Martin, in Corsept
Coat of arms of Corsept
Coat of arms
Corsept is located in France
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Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Saint-Nazaire
Canton Paimbœuf
Intercommunality Sud-Estuaire
 • Mayor (2014-) Patricia Benbelkacem
Area1 23.62 km2 (9.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,486
 • Density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44046 / 44560
Elevation 0–26 m (0–85 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Corsept is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France. It is believed that the name comes the Latin "Corpus Septimum" because it was the seventh parish on the banks of the Loire under the patronage of St. Martin.[1]

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Corsept - Pierre-Bonde Menhir

Corsept is also the site of a number of Celtic dolmens and menhirs.[2]

Since 2000, Corsept has attracted music fans from around the world to the Couvre Feu music festival.[3] In 2015, the festival organizers announced their intention to look for a new site for the festival citing scheduling conflicts.[4]

The current mayor of Corsept has expressed an interest in resettling refugees in the commune, however appropriate housing will not be available until 2017.[5]

See also