Tiffauges

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Tiffauges
Church and chateau of Tiffauges
Church and chateau of Tiffauges
Coat of arms of Tiffauges
Coat of arms
Tiffauges is located in France
Tiffauges
Tiffauges
Location within Pays de la Loire region
Tiffauges is located in Pays de la Loire
Tiffauges
Tiffauges
Coordinates: 47°00′52″N 1°06′36″W / 47.0144°N 1.11°W / 47.0144; -1.11Coordinates: 47°00′52″N 1°06′36″W / 47.0144°N 1.11°W / 47.0144; -1.11
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentVendée
ArrondissementLa Roche-sur-Yon
CantonMortagne-sur-Sèvre
IntercommunalityCanton de Mortagne-sur-Sèvre
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Giraud
Area
1
9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)2
1,502
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
85293 /85130
Elevation42–113 m (138–371 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.

Tiffauges is a commune. It is found in the Pays de la Loire region in the Vendée department in the west of France. Gilles de Rais had his castle here.