Coordinates: 47°20′44″N 1°31′42″W / 47.3456°N 1.5283°W / 47.3456; -1.5283
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The marina on the Erdre
The marina on the Erdre
Coat of arms of Sucé-sur-Erdre
Location of Sucé-sur-Erdre
Sucé-sur-Erdre is located in France
Sucé-sur-Erdre is located in Pays de la Loire
Coordinates: 47°20′44″N 1°31′42″W / 47.3456°N 1.5283°W / 47.3456; -1.5283
RegionPays de la Loire
CantonLa Chapelle-sur-Erdre
IntercommunalityErdre et Gesvres
 • Mayor (2023–2026) Julien Le Métayer[1]
41.33 km2 (15.96 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2020)[2]
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
44201 /44240
Elevation2–47 m (6.6–154.2 ft)
(avg. 14 m or 46 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Sucé-sur-Erdre (French pronunciation: [syse syʁ ɛʁdʁ] , literally Sucé on Erdre; Breton: Sulieg) is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.

Its name comes from the Latin sulcus, meaning "furrow", and the Celtic erdam, meaning "small river".

Sucé-sur-Erdre, as its name indicates, is located on the river Erdre, which at this point is near its confluence with the Loire. The town was fairly small (2,000 or so) for quite some time until it began to be absorbed into the greater suburbia of Nantes. As of 2019, it has about 7,200 inhabitants, a significant portion of which commute to Nantes. In general, the area is middle-class with a good portion of upper-middle class and upper-class homes, especially on the river banks.

Sucé-sur-Erdre is relatively well known in the area for its scenic river landscapes, and its many water sports opportunities, including fishing, sailing, windsurfing in Mazerolles (Funboard44), kayaking, and water skiing. It has essentially no industry, the main employer is a large convalescence home. There are many shops (butcher, baker, etc...) and one small supermarket.

Sucé-sur-Erdre has had few encounters with history, its greatest claim to fame being that the famous philosopher René Descartes spent some time there (although this is not very well documented). It has a few old houses, but the church is modern (late nineteenth century. There are many picturesque farm houses in the area, although they are disappearing quickly due to the accelerated modernization brought by the expansion of Nantes.


The inhabitants of Sucé-sur-Erdre are called Sucéens.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 1,696—    
1975 2,346+4.74%
1982 4,135+8.43%
1990 4,806+1.90%
1999 5,868+2.24%
2007 6,141+0.57%
2012 6,473+1.06%
2017 7,023+1.64%
Source: INSEE[3]

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  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French)., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 6 June 2023.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  4. ^ Official site Kleinblittersdorf