Cailly (river)

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Le Cailly à Déville-les-Rouen.jpg
The Cailly at Déville-lès-Rouen
Country France
Basin features
Main source Cailly
125 m (410 ft)
River mouth The Seine at Rouen
4 m (13 ft)
49°19′N 1°13′E / 49.317°N 1.217°E / 49.317; 1.217Coordinates: 49°19′N 1°13′E / 49.317°N 1.217°E / 49.317; 1.217
Progression SeineEnglish Channel
Basin size 246 km2 (95 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 29.3 km (18.2 mi)
  • Average rate:
    2.61 m3/s (92 cu ft/s)

The Cailly is a river in Normandy, France, 29 kilometres (18 mi) in length,[1] flowing through the department of Seine-Maritime.


The Cailly has its source in the territory of the commune of Cailly. Taking a southward journey, it flows through Fontaine-le-Bourg, meeting its principal tributary, the Clérette at Montville. It then flows through Malaunay, Houlme, Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville, Maromme, Déville-lès-Rouen and finally Rouen where it joins the Seine on its right bank.

The average flow of the Cailly at Rouen, where it joins the Seine, is 3 m³ / second. .[2]


In the 18th and 19th centuries, the valley was filled with textile mills, which earned it the nickname la petite Manchester, (Little Manchester).


  • Albert Hennetier, Aux sources normandes: Promenade au fil des rivières en Seine-Maritime, Ed. Bertout, Luneray, 2006 ISBN 2867436230

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