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|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Nicolas Dumont|
|Area1||26.42 km2 (10.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80001 / 80100|
|Elevation||2–76 m (6.6–249.3 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demography
- 3 Economy
- 4 Culture, festivals, sport and leisure
- 5 Abbeville in literature
- 6 Toponymy
- 7 Heraldry
- 8 Sobriquet
- 9 Politics and administration
- 10 History
- 11 Military life
- 12 Places and monuments
- 12.1 The Collegiate Church of Saint-Vulfran
- 12.2 The theatre
- 12.3 The belfry
- 12.4 Boucher de Perthes Museum
- 12.5 The Château de Bagatelle
- 12.6 The Manufacture of Oars
- 12.7 The Church of the Holy Sepulchre
- 12.8 Other churches
- 12.9 Archaeological sites
- 12.10 La Barre Monument
- 12.11 Other memorials
- 12.12 Parks and public gardens
- 12.13 Other monuments
- 13 Personalities linked to the commune
- 14 See also
- 15 Bibliography
- 16 Notes
- 17 References
- 18 External links
Abbeville is located on the Somme River, 20 km (12 mi) from its modern mouth in the English Channel. The majority of the town is located on the east bank of the Somme, as well as on an island. It is located at the head of the Abbeville Canal, and is 45 km (28 mi) northwest of Amiens and approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) from Paris. It is also 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) as the crow flies from the Bay of Somme and the English Channel. In the medieval period, it was the lowest crossing point on the Somme and it was nearby that Edward III's army crossed shortly before the Battle of Crécy in 1346.
Quarters, hamlets and localities
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Abbeville is served by trains on the line between Boulogne-sur-Mer and Amiens and between Calais and Paris. Abbeville was the southern terminus of the Réseau des Bains de Mer, the line to Dompierre-sur-Authie opened on 19 June 1892 and closed on 10 March 1947.
Abbeville is located just near the A16 autoroute, and is about 1:50 by car from Paris.
Abbeville has an oceanic climate due to its proximity to the ocean. The summers and winters are temperate and rainy, days of snow are fairly common (18 days of snow per year on average). There are 26 days of storm per year with a maximum in the months of July and August, the rains are frequent and distributed regularly in the year with precipitation totalling 781.3 millimetres (30.76 in) and 128 days with precipitation. The sunshine is average (1678 hours of sunshine) because of its position in the north and the oceanic influence also helps to prevent temperatures from being too high with only three days of intense heat (temperature > = 30°C) and from being too cold with 6 days of heavy frost (temperature = -5°C). The highest temperature was 37.8°C on 1 July 1952 and the record low is -0.8°C, which occurred during a particularly cold spell on 17 January 1985.
|Climate data for Abbeville, 1981-2010 except sun 1991-2010, records from 1921|
|Record high °C (°F)||17.2
|Average high °C (°F)||6.4
|Daily mean °C (°F)||4.1
|Average low °C (°F)||1.6
|Record low °C (°F)||−17.4
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||63.3
|Avg. snowy days||4.4||4.3||2.4||1.4||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||1.8||3.2||17.5|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||66.1||85.9||118.3||172.3||197.3||205.8||224.5||211.9||153.3||114.8||73.9||53.8||1,677.9|
|Source: La météo.org|
In 2012, the commune had 24,237 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses carried out in the town since 1793. From the 21st century, the communes with more than 10,000 inhabitants have a census take place every year as a result of a sample survey, unlike the other communes which have a real census every five years.[note 1][note 2]
|Population without double counting from 1962 to 1999; municipal population from 2006
Source: Cassini of the EHESS until 1962; Insee from 1968; Colliers Encyclopedia for 1990
The population of the commune is relatively old. The rate of persons over 60 years of age (23.3%) is higher than the national rate (21.6%) and the departmental rate (21%). Like national and departmental allocations, the female population of the commune is greater than the male population. The rate (54.4%) is over two points higher than the national rate (51.6%).
In 2007, the distribution of the population of the commune by age group is as follows:
- 45.6% of males (0-14 years = 19.4%, 15-29 years = 21.1%, 30-44 year olds = 20.5%, 45-59 years = 19.9%, more than 60 years = 19%)
- 54.4% of females (0-14 years = 16.5%, 15-29 years = 18.2%, 30-44 year olds = 18.2%, 45-59 years = 20.3%, more than 60 years = 26.8%)
Abbeville is the seat of the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie d'Abbeville - Picardie maritime. It manages ports, the aerodrome and industrial areas of the arrondissement of Abbeville.
Abbeville manufactured textiles, and in particular, linens and tablecloths when the Van Robais family created la Manufacture Royale des Rames in 1665; however after the Edict of Nantes was revoked and the subsequent migration of Protestants away from the area, the cloth business succumbed. Also affecting the economy of the town was the closure of the river port on the Somme River due to excessive silt. It also has cordage factories, carpet factories, and spinning mills. Finally, it also fabricates locks, has breweries, and produces food and, until 2007, sugar,[better source needed]
Culture, festivals, sport and leisure
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- Association Futsal Abbevilloise
- Rowing club, Sport Nautique Abbevillois, Centre nautique Jean-Raymond-Peltier
- Rugby union club, XV of Abbeville, at stage Imanol Harinordoquy (side of Justice)
- Cycling club, the Étoile Cycliste Abbevilloise
- Handball club, the EAL Handball
- Table tennis club, currently in Nationale 1
- Flying school of aeroplanes and gliders, and ULM school (Ludair), located on the edge of Abbeville and Buigny-Saint-Maclou (at the Aerodrome Abbeville)
- Football, Sporting Club Abbeville Côte Picarde, a team of one of the regional football leagues
- Field hockey, women's team playing in Nationale 1
- Judo Club Abbevillois
- Grand-Laviers golf course, north-west of the city, 
- Skatepark of Abbeville
- Boxing Club - Bobo-Lorcy and Benjamin-Leberton rooms
- Automotive Stadium of Abbeville
- Fencing club, Abbevilloise Fencing Association (AAE)
- Sporting club of swimming (SCA swimming)
Abbeville has featured as the departure point for Stage 4 of the 2012 Tour de France and the departure point for Stage 1 of the 2011 Tour de Picardie. The commune has also been on the route of the Grand Prix de la Somme one-day cycle race. Abbeville will feature as the departure point for Stage 6 of the 2015 Tour de France, on 9 July.
- Chess club, Exchequer of Picardy Maritime (EPM).
- Poker club, (PCA Poker Club Abbeville), a club which has finished first at France's Team Poker Championships (CNEC).
Abbeville in literature
|“||When the Knight of La Barre, grandson of a lieutenant general of the armies, young man of great wit and great hope, but with the giddiness of unbridled youth, was convicted of having sung ungodly songs, and even to have passed before a procession of Capuchin without removing his hat, the judges of Abbeville, comparable to the Roman senators, ordered, not only that his tongue be torn out, his hand was cut off, and his body be burned slowly; but they still applied torture to find out how many songs he had sung, and how many processions he had seen pass the hat on the head. it wasn't in the 13th or 14th century that this adventure came, it was in the 18th.||”|
Victor Hugo evoked the trips he made to Abbeville, in his accounts of travel.
André Maurois, in Les Silences du Colonel Bramble (1918) amusingly described the intact commercial spirit of the inhabitants of Abbeville in the last months of the war.
Christian Morel de Sarcus, in his novel Déluges, Éditions Henry, November 2004 (2005 Prix Renaissance), evokes the bombing of 1940 and the floods of the Somme of 2001.
The name of the city is attested in various forms over the centuries: Brittania (in the 3rd century), Abacivo villa (6th century), Bacivum palatium, Cloie and Cloye (in the 7th century), Abacivum villa, Basiu, Haymonis villa, Abbatis villa, Abbevilla (in the 11th century), Abbavilla, Abedvilla, Abatis villa, Abbasvilla, Abbisvilla, Abbevile in 1209, Abbevilla in ponticio in 1213, Abisvil, Abeville in 1255, Abbeville in 1266 , Abbisville, Abbeville en Pontiu (13th century), Albeville, Aubeville in 1358, Albeville in 1347, Aubbeville, Aubeville, Abevile (1383), Abbativilla and, finally, Abbeville, meaning the "Villa of the Abbé" because it once depended on the Abbey of Saint-Riquier.
There are also Hableville in 1607 and Ableville in 1643, with transitional addition of an L.
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Politics and administration
Political trends and results
The outcome of the 2012 presidential election in this commune was as follows:
|Candidate||Party||First round||Second round|
|Marine Le Pen||FN||3,041||23.12|
|Spoilt or unmarked||291||2.16||861||6.34|
|1947||1989||Max Lejeune||SFIO (1936-1967)
Social Democratic Party (PSD)
Député (Popular Front) of the Somme (1936-1942)
Député of the Somme (1945-1977)
Senator of the Somme (1977-1995)
General Counsel, President of the General Counsel of the Somme (1945-1988)
Vice-president of the National Assembly (1967-1968, then 1970-1971)
President of the Regional Council of Picardy (1978-1979)
|1989||1995||Jacques Becq||PS||Teacher (1942-1979)|
|1995||2008||Joël Hart||UMP||College principal|
|2008||In progress||Nicolas Dumont||PS||Re-elected for the 2014-2020 term
Election invalidated by the Administrative Court of Amiens on 8 October 2014
The commune is part of the Communauté de communes de l'Abbevillois of which it has the headquarters.
Abbeville is twinned with:
The name Abbeville has been adopted to name a category of paleolithic stone tools. These stone tools are also known as handaxes. Various handaxes were found near Abbeville by Jacques Boucher de Perthes starting in 1838 and he was the first to describe the stones in detail, pointing out in the first publication of its kind, in 1846, that the stones were chipped deliberately by early man, so as to form a tool. These stone tools which are some of the earliest found in Europe, were chipped on both sides so as to form a sharp edge, were known as Abbevillian handaxes or bifaces, but recently the term 'abevillian' is becoming obsolete as the earlier form of stone tool, not found in Europe, is known as the Oldowan chopper. Some of these artifacts are displayed at the Musee Boucher-de-Perthes.
A more refined and later version of handaxe production was found in the Abbeville/Somme River district. The more refined handaxe became known as the Acheulean industry, named after Saint-Acheul, today a suburb of Amiens.
Abbeville during the ninth century was part of the abbey of Saint-Riquier, and was an important fort city responsible for the defense of the Somme. It had a charter granted to it in 1184. Afterwards it was governed by the Counts of Ponthieu. Together with that county, it came into the possession of the Alençon and other French families, and afterwards into that of the House of Castile, from whom by marriage it fell in 1272 to King Edward I of England. French and English were its masters by turns till 1435 when, by the treaty of Arras, it was ceded to the Duke of Burgundy.
Early Modern era
In 1477 it was annexed by King Louis XI of France, and was held by two illegitimate branches of the royal family in the 16th and 17th centuries, being in 1696 reunited to the crown. In 1514, the town saw the marriage of Louis XII of France to Mary Tudor, the daughter of Henry VII of England. In 1685, it suffered a serious economic blow as the Edict of Nantes was rescinded and the Protestants, who were the majority of the skilled labor, left town. It never fully recovered from this exodus of talent.
Abbeville was fairly important in the 18th century, when the Van Robais Royal Manufacture (one of the first major factories in France) brought great prosperity (but some class controversy) to the town. Voltaire, among others, wrote about it. He also wrote about a major incident of intolerance in which a young impoverished lord, the Chevalier de la Barre, was executed there for impiety (supposedly because he did not salute a procession for Corpus Christi, though the story is far more complex than that and revolves around a mutilated cross.)
19th and early 20th century
Abbeville was the birthplace of Rear Admiral Amédée Courbet (1827–85), whose victories on land and at sea made him a national hero during the Sino-French War (August 1884 to April 1885). Courbet died in June 1885, shortly after the end of the war, at Makung in the Pescadores Islands, and his body was brought back to France and buried in Abbeville on 1 September 1885 after a state funeral at Les Invalides a few days earlier. Abbeville's old Haymarket Square (Place du Marché-au-Blé) was renamed Place de l'Amiral Courbet in July 1885, shortly after the news of Courbet's death reached France, and an extravagant baroque statue of Courbet was erected in the middle of the square at the end of the nineteenth century. The statue was damaged in a devastating German bombing raid during World War II. It was an allied base during World War I.
World War II
On 12 September 1939 in Abbeville a conference took place in which France and the United Kingdom decided it was too late to send troops to help Poland in its fight against Germany. On 9 May 1940, authorities in Belgium arrested a number of both far right and far left activists and put them in custody of a French Army unit stationed near Abbeville. On 20 May, when the advancing German Army cut off the area (see following), a group of French soldiers carried out a massacre and killed a number of members of the right wing Verdinaso and Rexist Party and of the Belgian Communist Party. Altogether, twenty two suspects of varying political stripe were selected and executed without trial.
In the development of the 1940 Battle of France, the Germans had massed the bulk of their armoured force in Panzer Group von Kleist, which attacked through the comparatively unguarded sector of the Ardennes and achieved a breakthrough at Sedan with air support. The group raced to the coast of the English Channel at Abbeville, thus isolating (20 May 1940) the British Expeditionary Force, Belgian Army, and some divisions of the French Army in northern France.
Charles de Gaulle (17–18 May 1940), then a colonel, launched a counterattack in the region of Laon (see the map) with 80 tanks to destroy the communication of the German armoured troops. His newly formed 4e Division cuirassée reached Montcornet, resulting in the Battle of Montcornet. Without support, the 4th DCR was forced to retreat. There was another counter-attack with the Battle of Abbeville. After Laon (24 May), de Gaulle was promoted to temporary general: On 28 May (...) the 4th DCR attacked twice to destroy a pocket captured by the enemy south of the Somme near Abbeville. The operation was successful, with over 400 prisoners taken and the entire pocket mopped up except for Abbeville (...) but in the second attack the 4th DCR failed to gain control of the city in the face of superior enemy numbers.  After five years - in September 1944 - Abbeville was liberated by Poles (Polish division of the Canadian Army) - First Armoured Division under General Maczek. World War II was not kind to the architecture of the town as the famous 17th-century Gothic Cathedral of St. Vulfran was nearly destroyed. It, along with the town hall with its tower from the 13th century were saved, albeit damaged.
Units which have been stationed in Abbeville:
Places and monuments
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The city was very picturesque until the early days of the Second World War when it was bombed mostly to rubble in one night by the Germans. The town overall is now mostly modern and rebuilt.
The Collegiate Church of Saint-Vulfran
- St. Vulfran's church, erected in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The original design was not completed. The nave has only two bays and the choir is insignificant. The façade is a magnificent specimen of the flamboyant Gothic style, flanked by two Gothic towers.
Built in 1911, the theatre is one of the few in the region that boasts an Italian room. Registered as an historical monument in 2003.
Boucher de Perthes Museum
The Boucher de Perthes Museum, partly situated in the now unused bell tower of the 13th century (inscribed on the World Heritage list. It is a tribute to Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes who also has a lycée named after him. The museum features artwork and artifacts from the 16th century onwards, along with other exhibitions that periodically change.
The Château de Bagatelle
The Manufacture of Oars
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre
- The church of the Holy Sepulchre situated in the heart of the old town centre is a gothic church erected during the 11th century. The stained glass was designed by Alfred Manessier (1911-1993) and was made in Chartres.
La Barre Monument
The La Barre Monument was erected in 1907 by public subscription, in commemoration of the martyrdom of the Chevalier de La Barre. Located near the station, next to the bridge on the Somme canal, the La Barre Monument is an annual rallying point, on the first Sunday of July, for defenders of secularism and freethinkers.
- War memorial of the war of 1870, due to an Alsatian, Xavier Niessen, founder of the Souvenir français.
- War memorial of the Great War, Les Patrouilleurs sculpture due to Louis-Henri Leclabart. Made of stone from Lavoux, the sculpture depicts a scene from the trenches. The monument was unveiled in 1923 by Marshal Foch.
Parks and public gardens
- The garden of Emonville in which is situated the Robert Mallet municipal library and the service of the municipal archives is named after one of its owners Arthur Foulques d'Emonville, an amateur botanist who had bought a part of the Priory of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul of Abbeville, to accommodate a garden, and to construct a mansion. The main entrance to the garden is a remnant of the priory.
- The Carmel and its gardens
- The municipal park of the Bouvaque
There are many sedentary and migratory birds as well as willow, reed beds, etc.
- The Hotel Buigny inscribed as an historic monument in 1933.
- Abbeville railway station, of "seaside regional" style, is built around a frame of wood with red brick cladding, inscribed as an historical monument in 1984.
- The bathhouse of Abbeville, built in 1909-1910 by Caisse d'Épargne on the plans of the architects Greux and Marchand. The sculptures are of Louis-Henri Leclabart (1876-1929), creator of the war memorial of Abbeville and the Delique Stadium. Registered as an historical monument in 2003.
- In the town centre, a dozen old houses dating from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries were classified as historical monuments or registered as historical monuments between 1924 and 1974.
- The town hall, inaugurated in 1960.
- Roger Agache, archaeologist, considered one of the pioneers of aerial archaeology.
- François-Germain and Jacques Aliamet (1726-1788), engravers.
- Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet (1731-1797), writer.
- Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier (1734-1794), harpsichordist, organist and composer.
- Gabriel Barbou des Courières (23 November 1761, Abbeville - 6 December 1827, Paris) was a general of the Revolution and the Empire.
- Rose Bertin, famous seamstress from the end of the 18th century.
- Georges Bilhaut (1882-1963), painter.
- Jacques Boucher de Perthes (1788-1868), who was one of the founders of the study of prehistory. As a tribute, the museum and the public school bear his name.
- Philippus Brietius (1601-1668), Jesuit and scholar.
- Alfred Broquelet, painter and lithographer, 19th century.
- Jacques Buteux (1600-1652), born in Abbeville, New France Jesuit in Trois-Rivières.
- Abbé Pierre Carpentier, priest and resistance figure from Abbeville, deported and beheaded at Dortmund in Germany in 1943. He was vicar of the parish of Saint Gilles of Abbeville and had much invested in local Scouting. The Scouts et Guides de France of Abbeville Group bears his name.
- Louis Cordier (1777-1861), engineer of the Corps des mines, geologist and mineralogist.
- Louis and Robert Cordier, engravers, 17th century.
- Admiral Amédée Courbet (26 June 1827, Abbeville - 11 June 1885, in the harbour of Makung in the Pescadores Islands); a commemorative monument (statue) is located on the square bearing his name.
- Jacques Darras, academic and poet.
- Mickaël Debève, former professional football player.
- Louis-Alexandre Dévérité (1743-1818), Deputy of the Somme during the French Revolution.
- Didier Drogba, Franco-Ivorian footballer, lived in Abbeville during his childhood; He was also a player for SCA Football.
- Gaston Dufresne (1886-1963), figure of the Resistance (member of Réseau Zéro France), President of the HLM office (1928-1963), Vice President of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of HLM cooperative societies, Councillor (1945-1953) and Deputy Mayor (1953-1963), decorated with several awards for its citizen and political commitment (including Knight of the Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre, officer of public instruction and social merit (Belgian release of the Belgian Resistance, commemorative medal medal). In May 1965, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of cooperative housing society co-founded by Gaston Dufresne (he has launched the construction of housing in accession to the property and contributed to the establishment of 500 of these homes in Abbeville), Max Lejeune, Mayor of Abbeville, inaugurated the street which bears the name of this tireless activist: "we wanted his name to remain forever engraved in our city" to keep the memory of "a hard worker hard who always fulfils his task voluntarily".
- Johann Duhaupas, professional Boxer (category: heavy weight).
- André Dumont (1764-1838), several times member of Parliament for the sum under the Revolution, was sub-prefect of Abbeville during the First Empire.
- Pierre Duval (1618-1683), geographer.
- Emmanuel Fontaine, sculptor (1856-1935).
- Thomas Gaugain (1756-1812), painter and engraver.
- Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, founder of the Guerlain perfume, was born in 1798 in Abbeville.
- Philippe Hecquet (1661-1737), physician.
- Nicolas Jean Hugon de Bassville (1743-1793), hero and martyr sans-culotte.
- Jean-François de la Barre (1745-1766), victim of religious intolerance; a Monument La Barre commemorates him.
- Edmond de La Fosse (1481-1503), Calvinist schoolboy (regarded as a heretic) executed in the Butte Saint-Roch in Paris, for having desecrated the sacramental bread.
- Max Lejeune (1909-1995), mayor from 1947 to 1988, MP, Minister, Senator.
- Adolphe Leroy (1810-1888), artist, illustrator and lithographer.
- Alfred Le Roy de Méricourt, physician of the 19th century, Member of the Academy of Medicine.
- Jules Gabriel Levasseur (1823 – after 1878), engraver.
- François César Louandre and Charles Léopold Louandre (1812-1882), historians.
- Louis XII married in Abbeville in 1514.
- Stanisław Maczek (1892-1994), Polish general commanding the 1st Armoured Division having released Abbeville in September 1944, made honourary citizen of the city.
- Robert Mallet, writer.
- Alfred Manessier (1911-1993), representational painter, creator of the stained glass windows of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
- Jean Marant, marine and privateer from the 14th century, who became famous during the Hundred Years' War.
- Jacques Marseille (1945-2010), historian, specialist of economic history.
- Claude Mellan (1598-1688), painter.
- Jean Miélot († 1472), private secretary to the Dukes of Burgundy.
- Charles Hubert Millevoye (1782-1816), poet.
- Gabriel Naudé, organiser of the Bibliothèque Mazarine died in 1653 in Abbeville.
- Mazarine, died in 1653 in Abbeville.
- Henri Padé (1863-1953), mathematician.
- François de Poilly (1623-1693), engraver.
- Aimé Louis Richardot, Mayor of Reims (from 1849 to 1850), died in 1884 at Abbeville.
- Jean-Baptiste Sanson de Pongerville (1782-1870), politician and academician.
- Nicolas Sanson, cartographer, advisor to Louis XIII.
- Jérémy Stravius, swimmer, born in 1988 in Abbeville.
- Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, who lived in Abbeville (in the area of the Provinces) during his childhood.
- Bay of Somme
- Battle of Abbeville
- Beffroi d'Abbeville
- Comté de Ponthieu
- Église Saint-Silvin de Mautort
- Église Saint-Vulfran d'Abbeville
- Église Saint-Sépulcre d'Abbeville
- List of churches with an eccentric clock tower
- Forêt de Crécy
- History of Abbeville
- Travel of Victor Hugo
- List of Comtes de Ponthieu
- Communes of the Somme department
- Rural exodus in Somme
- List of World War I memorials and cemeteries in the Somme
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