|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Dany Grellier|
|19.85 km2 (7.66 sq mi)|
|• Density||33/km2 (86/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||146–212 m (479–696 ft) |
(avg. 179 m or 587 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The altitude ranges from 146 meters to 212 meters on the granite massif of the municipality, the average altitude is 179 meters.
The municipality's municipal area covers 1,985 hectares.
Hundred Years' War
War in the Vendée
In 1793, during the war in the Vendée: passage of the Infernal Columns to the castle of Saint-Mesmin; a courier from Parthenay announces that the enemy, the Republicans nicknamed the blues, surrounds Chataignieraie, then this army of the revolution seizes Reaumur, Montournay, Mouilleron, Chavaigne, Tillais and Saint-Mesmin.
Places and monuments
- Castle of Saint-Mesmin at the foot of which flows the river the Sevreau, less than 2 kilometers (1,2 miles) from Saint-Mesmin, is located on the town of Saint-André-sur-Sèvre. It is an old medieval fortress of the 13th century, equipped with a dungeon 28 meters high, built in the 15th century. The castle is open to the public in summer and medieval events are organized.
- A Cloister garden, the river Sevre, a church of the thirteenth century.
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