Villequier is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.
A village of farming and forestry situated by the banks of the river Seine in the Pays de Caux, some 23 miles (37 km) west of Rouen near the junction of the D281 with the D81 road.
The arms of Villequier are blazoned :
Gules, on a cross fleury between 12 billets Or, an anchor sable.
Historical population of Villequier
|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
- The church of St. Pierre, dating from the sixteenth century.
- The church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
- The fifteenth-century chateau of Ételan, with its park and a dovecote.
- Medieval fortifications at La Guerche.
- Three seventeenth-century manorhouses.
- An eighteenth-century presbytery.
- The chapel of Barre-Y-Va.
- The Victor Hugo museum.
- The Hugo family tombs in the cemetery.
- Victor Hugo (1802–1895), dramatist, spent much time here with his friends and family.
- Auguste Vacquerie (1819–1895), poet and journalist, was born here and is buried here.