This multimedia tour will guide you through the history and heritage of Melle and the Mellois area using videos and audio commentary about the silver mines, the medieval town, Romanesque sculptures in the area and Gallo-Roman ruins.
This stone lintel is the remains of a Gallo-Roman headstone. Follow the thread of Gallo-Roman settlement in the area to see where it takes us along an imperial road... Animations and CGI images will take you on a journey through space and time.
Acrobats, musicians, animal exhibitors and many more – this was the world of medieval entertainment that we suggest you explore in this video by looking at the Romanesque sculptures in Saint-Hilaire church and the other churches of the Mellois area.
Three coins adorn the town’s coat of arms. These are a reference to the silver mines and mints that prospered in Melle in the Middles Ages. This video will present to you Melle’s medieval mining operations and give you a taste before visiting this very unusual site.
Gothic and neo-Gothic styles stand side-by-side in this ancient, 15th-century private mansion that was converted into a courthouse. Can you tell which is which? This audio will give you the key points about the history and architecture of the building.
This creation by Françoise Quardon, built in 2000, symbolises the transition from the second to the third millennium. The town of Melle highlights contemporary art with a biennial festival, during which several works are on display along the streets.