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Coat of arms of Bonsecours
Coat of arms
Bonsecours is located in France
Coordinates: 49°26′N 1°08′E / 49.43°N 1.13°E / 49.43; 1.13Coordinates: 49°26′N 1°08′E / 49.43°N 1.13°E / 49.43; 1.13
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Darnétal
Intercommunality Métropole Rouen Normandie
 • Mayor Laurent Grelaud
Area1 3.76 km2 (1.45 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,003
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76103 /76240
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bonsecours is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France.


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.


Arms of Bonsecours
The arms of Bonsecours are blazoned :
Or, 3 crosses (couped) sable within a bordure gules.


Historical population of Bonsecours
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 3686 3806 5435 6108 6898 6853 7003
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 church of Notre-Dame, 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.

The Servant of God, Reverend Father Jacques Hamel, murdered by ISIS in July 2016, is buried in Bonsecours.

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