The Base Mérimée is the French database of monuments listed as having national significance in history, architecture or art. It was created in 1978, and placed online in 1995, by the French Ministry of Culture, division of architectural heritage. The database is periodically updated. The database contains information derived from the first survey of historic monuments made by Mérimée in 1840 and cultural heritage inventory, specifically: religious, domestic, agricultural, educational, military and industrial architecture.
The name refers to the writer Prosper Mérimée who was also the second inspector-general of historic monuments.
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