Bonneville-sur-Touques

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Bonneville-sur-Touques
Bonneville-sur-Touques is located in France
Bonneville-sur-Touques
Bonneville-sur-Touques
Coordinates: 49°20′20″N 0°07′14″E / 49.3389°N 0.1206°E / 49.3389; 0.1206Coordinates: 49°20′20″N 0°07′14″E / 49.3389°N 0.1206°E / 49.3389; 0.1206
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Pont-l'Évêque
Intercommunality Blangy Pont-l'Évêque
Government
 • Mayor (2014–) Florence Cothier
Area
 • Land1 6.63 km2 (2.56 sq mi)
Population (211)
 • Population2 401
 • Population2 density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14086 / 14800
Elevation 3–132 m (9.8–433.1 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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.

Bonneville-sur-Touques is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France, located four kilometres from the urban agglomeration Deauville-Trouville. The commune is principally famous for its 11th century castle, which protected the nearby supply port of Touques. The population is 401.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Bonneville is attested as far back as 1014, when it appeared in the form Bonnavilla.[2] Old French bonne, or good, already had its current meaning at that time, and ville, or town, which in placenames often has its original meaning of rural area (from the Latin villa rustica), might here have the later sense of "village".[2]

Government[edit]

The municipal council has 11 members, including the mayor and two deputies.

List of Mayors

In office Name Party Profession
1989-March 2001 Marthe Belliot - -
March 2001-March 2014 Michel Lebey Independent farmer, breeder
March 2014-[3] Florence Cothier Independent Retired sales manager

Demographics[edit]

The population history of Bonneville-sur-Touques is known back to 1793, when the French government began conducting censuses; municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants were surveyed every five years (larger cities take a yearly count). Bonneville-sur-Touques's peak population was 476 in 1876.

1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
443 403 454 410 433 443 407 448 464
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
450 456 450 466 476 460 389 401 387
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
366 349 347 370 349 342 319 306 312
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2004 2006 2009
269 284 335 342 354 318 360 374 390
2011 - - - - - - - -
401 - - - - - - - -

Significant sites[edit]

  • Château de Bonneville-sur-Touques, nicknamed "William the Conqueror's ruins" (11th century), classified as a historic monument since 16 November 1964[4]
  • Église Saint-Germain-et-Saint-Loup (18th century)
  • Manoir de la Croix de fer (Iron Cross Manor), bought in 2006 by Tatiana Beck, for 1 million euros.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Abbé Noël, Bonneville-sur-Touques, son château, son église, Impr. Domin, 1898
  • André Gilbert, Le Château de Bonneville-sur-Touques, Delesques, Caen, 1894.
  • Jean Bureau, Jean Chennebenoist et Gérard Léo, Touques, ses monuments, son passé. Le château de Bonneville, Trouville, 1968
  • Georges Bernage, « Touques et Bonneville », Patrimoine normand, volume 16, sept.-oct. 1997

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 French census.
  2. ^ a b Nègre, Ernest (1998). "Toponymie générale de la France". Formations dialectales (suite) et françaises 3. Genève. p. 1423. 
  3. ^ Florence Cothier est le nouveau maire de la commune, Ouest-France, accessed 10 April 2014. (French)
  4. ^ Mérimée database, "Restes du château de Guillaume le Conquérant" (French)
  5. ^ Jean-Pierre Beuve, Ouest-France, 19 février 2009.