Mesvres

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Mesvres
Mesvres is located in France
Mesvres
Mesvres
Coordinates: 46°51′47″N 4°14′33″E / 46.8631°N 4.2425°E / 46.8631; 4.2425Coordinates: 46°51′47″N 4°14′33″E / 46.8631°N 4.2425°E / 46.8631; 4.2425
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Autun
Canton Mesvres
Intercommunality Arroux Mesvrin
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Bernard Andre
Area1 23.46 km2 (9.06 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 858
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71297 / 71190
Elevation 273–645 m (896–2,116 ft)
(avg. 288 m or 945 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.

Mesvres is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

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The bishops of Autun receive Charles the Bald the seat of a priory located in Mesvres. Ce prieuré fut cédé en 994 à l' abbaye de Cluny . The priory was surrendered in 994 to the Abbey of Cluny . Pierre de Beaufort, prieur de Mesvres en 1357, fut le dernier pape français ( Grégoire XI ) à Avignon . Pierre de Beaufort, prior of Mesvres in 1357, was the last French Pope ( Gregory ) to Avignon.[1]

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