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Coordinates: 45°37′55″N 0°51′12″W / 45.6319444444°N 0.853333333333°W / 45.6319444444; -0.853333333333

Commune of Corme-Écluse

Location
Corme-Écluse is located in France
Corme-Écluse
Administration
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Saintes
Canton Saujon
Intercommunality Seudre-et-Arnoult
Mayor Michel Marin
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 5–33 m (16–110 ft)
Land area1 17.49 km2 (6.75 sq mi)
Population2 957  (2006)
 - Density 55 /km2 (140 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 17119/ 17600
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Corme-Écluse is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in south-western France. The village is noteworthy to non-residents for its Romanesque church of the elevnth century, with a single nave and transepts with ogival vaulting. The massive crossing tower is supported on a vaulted cupola on pendentives. The richly sculptural west front, with a porch of three bays and an arcade above, was restored about 1860.[1]

South transept of the Romanesque church of Corme-Écluse

See also

References

  1. ^ Charles Dangibeaud, L'arrondissement de Saintes (1905) s.v. "Corme-Écluse", p. 16.
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