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July 19th, 2007
Melle 790174 79500
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.223 -0.143 138 m

Church Saint-Savinien XIème century

_Melle has three interesting Romanesque churches, Saint-Pierre, Saint-Hilaire and Saint-Savinien. Their construction is concentrated between the end of 11th century and the medium of 12th century, which offers in only one place a digest of the architectural evolution of this time. One calls this unit the Romance triad of Melle. The church Saint-Savinien, oldest of the three, is the only one of 11th century in country mellois. It has a constructed single nave.

It was transformed into prison of 1801 to 1927, and now shelters a festival of music and exposures.

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MELLE is a French commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 3851 Mellois in 1999, distributed out of 10 km², that is to say 397 hab./km².
During the Early middle ages, Melle was an active center of coining, thanks to the money mines located under the city and at the neighbourhoods.

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