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Breil, Maine-et-Loire


Coordinates: 47°28′32″N 0°09′29″E / 47.4756°N 0.1581°E / 47.4756; 0.1581Coordinates: 47°28′32″N 0°09′29″E / 47.4756°N 0.1581°E / 47.4756; 0.1581

Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Saumur
Canton Noyant
Intercommunality Canton of Noyant
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bénédicte Bussonnais
 • Land1 15.09 km2 (5.83 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 274
 • Population2 density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 49044 / 49490
Elevation 60–119 m (197–390 ft)
(avg. 81 m or 266 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.

Breil is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.

Breil's nearest town and the seat of the canton is Noyant (6 km).


The inhabitants are known as Breillois.


Breil is most famous for its Chateau in the Parc du Lathan, where a major Fête de la Chasse (Hunting Fair) is held each August 15. Breil is near the Lac de Rillé, a lake stretching from Rillé to Gué Morin,a hamlet in Breil, where the River Lathan was dammed in 1978 principally for irrigating the valley of the Authion.

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