|• Mayor (2006–2008)||Bernard Piednoël|
|• Land1||10.87 km2 (4.20 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||42/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||76493 / 76450|
|Elevation||0–96 m (0–315 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 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.
The village owes its name to the marshes (in Latin "Palus"), in the lower valley of the Durdent.
A Roman mosaic was excavated in 1849 at a place known as the Rosy.
A church has existed here from 988, under the jurisdiction of the abbey at Fécamp.
The manor of Janville was given to the seigneurs of Paluel by Henri III in 1582.
There was a leper colony here until 1695.
The commune had 638 inhabitants in 1876.
The United States "Lucky Strike" army camp counted 300,000 inhabitants after the offensive against Germany during 1944/45.
In 1977, EDF, the French electricity company, built a nuclear power station, with 4 reactors of 1300MW each. It covers 200 hectares (490 acres) of land within the commune.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The nuclear power station on the coast at Conteville.
- The seventeenth-century château de Janville, with its dovecote and park.
- The two 18th-century châteaux at Bertheauville and Conteville
- The chapel of Notre-Dame at Janville, dating from the thirteenth century.
- The church of St. Pierre, dating from the twelfth century.
- The church of St. Martin, dating from the thirteenth century.
- A sixteenth-century stone cross.
- fr::Centrale nucléaire de Paluel The nuclear power station, in French.
- Communes of the Seine-Maritime department
- Paluel on the Quid website (French)
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