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April 17, 2009
Marsilly 170222 17137
Charente-Maritime Poitou-Charentes
46,231 -1,137 20m

Gothic strengthened bell-tower, 14th century, classified historic building in 1907. (2 images).

One sight. Church.
Other sight. Church.

From 23 meters height bell-tower, one discovers bay of l'Aiguillon and the estuary of Sèvre Niortaise river, coasts of the Vendée, La Rochelle, Ré island and its bridge.

Saint-Pierre church, 12th 13th 14th 17th centuries.

The first church of the 11th century, depended on the abbey on Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm, in district Vendée.
1223 First written mention of the church.
1346 Destruction of the church at the beginning of the One hundred Year old War.
1360-1420 Rebuilding with gothic bell-tower and fortifications.
1568 Destruction during the wars of religion.
1608-1610 Rebuilding of the central nave on three what exists initially.
1805-20th century Restoration

Marsilly is a French commune, located in the department of the Charente-Maritime of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 2203 Marsellois in 1999, distributed out of 12 km², that is to say 182 hab./km².

The commune of Marsilly is formed by the two old villages Marsilly and Nantilly.
It is a rural district marked by the mytilicoles and oyster activities.

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