Valmont, Seine-Maritime

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For the battle which took place near here in 1416, see Battle of Valmont.
Valmont
Valmont is located in France
Valmont
Valmont
Coordinates: 49°44′38″N 0°30′52″E / 49.7439°N 0.5144°E / 49.7439; 0.5144Coordinates: 49°44′38″N 0°30′52″E / 49.7439°N 0.5144°E / 49.7439; 0.5144
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Valmont
Intercommunality Canton of Valmont
Area
 • Land1 5.55 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 996
 • Population2 density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76719 / 76540
Elevation 35–123 m (115–404 ft)
(avg. 37 m or 121 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.

Valmont is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A farming village in the Pays de Caux, situated some 32 miles (51 km) northeast of Le Havre, at the junction of the D10, D17, D28 and D69 roads. The village is surrounded by woodland. Just outside of the village, at ‘’Le Vivier’’, is the source of the Valmont River.

History[edit]

The commune was created in 1822 and 1825 by the merger of four former parishes of Valmont, Saint-Ouen-au-Bosc, Rouxmesnil and Le Bec-au-Cauchois.
In 1169, the abbey of Notre-Dame-du-Pre was founded here by Nicolas of Estouteville. It was devastated during the Hundred Years War but was repaired and became a nunnery.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Valmont, Seine-Maritime
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 801 818 868 860 875 1010 996
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The ruins of Notre-Dame abbey, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The church of St. Nicolas.
  • The chateau of Estouteville, dating from the eleventh century with a donjon and a large public park.

People[edit]

  • The naturalist Georges Cuvier was a tutor and secretary from 1791 to 1794 at Fiquainville chateau.
  • Eugène Delacroix, artist, spent some time at Valmont. Here he painted the Ruines de l'abbaye de Valmont, which nowadays hangs in the Louvre.

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