Le Pallet

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Le Pallet
The chapel of Sainte-Anne, in Le Pallet
The chapel of Sainte-Anne, in Le Pallet
Coat of arms of Le Pallet
Coat of arms
Le Pallet is located in France
Le Pallet
Le Pallet
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Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Loire-Atlantique
Arrondissement Nantes
Canton Vallet
Intercommunality Communes de Vallet
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre-André Perrouin
Area1 11.75 km2 (4.54 sq mi)
Population (2007)2 2,650
 • Density 230/km2 (580/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 44117 / 44330
Elevation 2–52 m (6.6–170.6 ft)
(avg. 37 m or 121 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.

Le Pallet is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique département in western France.

It lies on the Sèvre Nantaise river.

Notable people

Le Pallet is notable as the birthplace of Peter Abelard (1079–1142), the medieval scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. Abelard is best known for the story of his affair with and love for his student Héloïse.[1]

See also


  1. "Peter Abelard (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)". Stanford University. Retrieved 7 July 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>