Barentin is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.
A town of light industry and farming situated by the banks of the Austreberthe River in the Pays de Caux, some 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Rouen at the junction of the D6015, D143 and the D104 roads. SNCF operates a TER rail service here.
||The arms of Barentin are blazoned :
Azure, a viaduct argent masonned sable, and in chief 3 bees Or.
Historical population of Barentin
|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.Martin, dating from the nineteenth century.
- A museum.
- A seventeenth century fountain on the town square.
- More than 200 statues in the town, by Rodin, Janniot, Bourdelle, Drivier, Frémiet, Lagriffoul, etc.
- The railway viaduct, constructed in 1847 by Joseph Locke, with 27 arches 33m high.
- The sixteenth century chapel of Saint-Hélier.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Barentin is twinned with:
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