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The church in Bonsecours
|Intercommunality||Métropole Rouen Normandie|
|• Mayor||Laurent Grelaud|
|3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||2–157 m (6.6–515.1 ft) |
(avg. 150 m or 490 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
A southern residential suburb of Rouen situated at the junction of the D6014, D6105 and the D95 roads. A little light industry takes place by the banks of the river Seine, the commune’s westerly border.
|The arms of Bonsecours are blazoned :|
Or, 3 crosses (couped) sable within a bordure gules.
|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 Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, dating from the nineteenth century.
- An eighteenth-century Château de Bagnères.
- Vestiges of Saint-Michel’s priory.
- The World War I Belgian Military Cemetery and memorial.
- Remains of fortifications dating from the eighth century onwards.
- The Côte Sainte Catherine offering panoramic views of Rouen, the Seine, and neighbouring communes and suburbs, and a natural environment containing numerous relatively rare flora and fauna in the chalk meadows on the hillside.
- Anny Duperey, French actress, was born here.
- José-Maria de Heredia (1842–1905), a poet, is buried here.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bonsecours (Seine-Maritime).|
- Official website of Bonsecours ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Bonsecours on the Quid website ‹See Tfd›(in French)
- Normandy Then and Now at Bonsecours - English website with excellent interior photographs and historic images of the stunning gothic church and monument to Joan of Arc.
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