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The church in Vers-sur-Selle
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Thierry Demoury|
|11.18 km2 (4.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||66/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||33–107 m (108–351 ft) |
(avg. 57 m or 187 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
- Prehistoric times: single-sided flint tools and the remains of mammoths have been found in the local gravel.
- Neolithic period: some graves were discovered during building work.
- Middle Ages: Merovingian burials were found in the valley, the remains were unearthed during the construction of the A16.
- In 1358, Vers was ravaged by Charles II of Navarre.
- In 1376, three residents burnt down the tithe barn and were hanged in front of the church.
- In 1426, the church and village were razed by English troops.
- In 1472, Charles the Bold subjected Vers to "blood and fire".
- Before the revolution : in 1617, the leper hospital was closed.
- In 1730, Nicolas Deleau, publican, was fined 75 sols for selling drinks on Sundays and feast days.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The sixteenth century church of Saint Rémi. The door dates from 1238. In 1472, the church was subjected to considerable devastation. Several restorations have since been made.
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- Official website of Vers-sur-Selle ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Vers-sur-Selle on the Quid website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
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