Pain de sucre (Sugar-loaf) memorial
|• Mayor||Patrice Gélard|
|• Land1||2.26 km2 (0.87 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||3,600/km2 (9,200/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||76552 / 76310|
|Elevation||0–100 m (0–328 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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 Arms of Sainte-Adresse are blazoned :
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
The oldest known name of the commune was "Caput Caleti" mentioned in 1240. Later known as Saint-Denis-Chef-de-Caux, named after an ancient place of worship and its position on the cape.
In 1415, Henry V landed with his fleet, to claim the throne of France.
Starting in 1905, Georges Dufayel, a Parisian businessman, created a residential seaside resort known as The Le Havre Nice, at Sainte Adresse. The local architect Ernest Daniel directed operations. The “Avenue de Regatta” on the waterfront is designed in the image of the promenade des Anglais in Nice.
During World War I, Sainte-Adresse was the administrative capital of Belgium. The Belgian government in exile was installed from October 1914 to November 1918 in the Dufayel building, named after the businessman who had built it in 1911. It had at its disposal a post office using Belgian postage stamps.
During World War II, the Germans built several fortifications here for the Atlantic Wall, to defend the port of Le Havre.
Places of interest
- The church of St. Denis, dating from the nineteenth century.
- The de la Hève lighthouse
- A fifteenth-century manorhouse
- The chapel of Notre-Dame-des-Flots built in 1857
- The Pain de sucre, a mausoleum in memory of General Charles Lefebvre-Desnouëttes by his widow Stephanie Rollier, a cousin of Napoleon.
- The villa of Sarah Bernhardt
- Claude Monet, La pointe de la Hève, Sainte-Adresse, 1864, National Gallery, London
- Claude Monet, La Pointe de la Hève à marée basse, 1865, 90.2 x 150.5 cm, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, États-Unis.
- Claude Monet, Jardin à Sainte-Adresse, 1867, 98.1 cm x 129.9 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
- Claude Monet, La plage de Sainte-Adresse, 1867, Art Institute of Chicago
- Claude Monet, La côte de Sainte-Adresse
- Claude Monet, La mer à Sainte-Adresse
- Claude Monet, Promenade sur les falaises de Sainte-Adresse
- Claude Monet, Régates à Sainte-Adresse, 1867, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
- Claude Monet, Les cabanes à Sainte-Adresse, 1868
- Claude Monet, Rue à Sainte-Adresse
- Claude Monet, La falaise de Sainte-Adresse
- Claude Monet, Sainte-Adresse, bateau à voile échoué
- Claude Monet, Sainte-Adresse
- Claude Monet, Sainte-Adresse, bateaux de pêche sur le rivage
- Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Maison de pêcheurs à Sainte-Adresse, entre 1830 et 1840, Musée du Louvre, Paris
- Raoul Dufy, La plage de Sainte Adresse, 1902
- Flavien Belson,footballer
- Sarah Bernhardt, actress, built a property here in the late nineteenth century.
- Georges Dufayel, Parisian businessman who built the "Nice-Havrais" resort and the building that still bears his name.
- Henri de Gaulle and his wife Jeanne, parents of Charles de Gaulle, are buried here.
- Alphonse Karr, director ofFigaro, launches the first resort in 1841.
- Prosper Mérimée located the action of his story at Sainte-Adresse.
- Claude Monet has painted numerous paintings of the city
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