Canteleu is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.
Geography [ edit ]
A small town of
forestry and light industry situated by the banks of the river Seine, just 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest and over the river from the centre of Rouen, at the junction of the D51, D982 and the D94 roads.
Heraldry [ edit ]
The arms of Canteleu are
Argent, a chevron gules between 3 trefoils vert.
Population [ edit ]
Historical population of Canteleu
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.
Places of interest [ edit ]
Saint-Martin’s church, dating from the thirteenth century.
The seventeenth century convent of Sainte-Barbe, built over a cave in the cliffs, overlooking the river.
The Flaubert museum.
The two churches of St.Pierre, at the hamlets of Bapeaume (1872) and Croisset.
Vestiges of a 12th-century
castle at Croisset. A
Carthaginian column in the park. The sixteenth century Château des Deux-Lions.
turretted house at Dieppedalle.
Notable people [ edit ]
Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880) lived at the hamlet of Croisset for 40 years and died here. English painter Robert Henry Cheney (1801–1866) painted several views of and from here, including the watercolour
Rouen-From the chateau de Cantelieu, July 19, 1842.
Twin towns [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
Canteleu aux multiples facettes, 2000 ISBN|2-9516176-0-7 Michel Giard,
Hurler avec les loups à Canteleu, éd. Charles Corlet, 2003 ISBN|2847060774
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