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La Place Gustave Prat, Canteleu
La Place Gustave Prat, Canteleu
Coat of arms of Canteleu
Coat of arms
Canteleu is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Canteleu is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 49°26′28″N 1°01′34″E / 49.4411°N 1.0261°E / 49.4411; 1.0261Coordinates: 49°26′28″N 1°01′34″E / 49.4411°N 1.0261°E / 49.4411; 1.0261
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Canteleu
Intercommunality Métropole Rouen Normandie
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Christophe Bouillon
Area1 17.61 km2 (6.80 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 14,790
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76157 /76380
Elevation 2–138 m (6.6–452.8 ft)
(avg. 128 m or 420 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.

Canteleu is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in north-western France.


A small town of forestry and light industry situated by the banks of the river Seine, just 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest and over the river from the centre of Rouen, at the junction of the D 51, D 982 and the D 94 roads.


Arms of Canteleu
The arms of Canteleu are blazoned :
Argent, a chevron gules between 3 trefoils vert.


Historical population of Canteleu
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2011
Population 10,278 13,415 14,174 15,276 16,090 15,430 14,206 14,790
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]

  • Saint-Martin’s church, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The seventeenth century convent of Sainte-Barbe, built over a cave in the cliffs, overlooking the river.
  • The Flaubert museum.
  • The two churches of St.Pierre, at the hamlets of Bapeaume (1872) and Croisset.
  • Vestiges of a 12th-century castle at Croisset.
  • A Carthaginian column in the park.
  • The sixteenth century Château des Deux-Lions.
  • A turretted house at Dieppedalle.

Notable people[edit]

  • Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880) lived at the hamlet of Croisset for 40 years and died here.
  • English painter Robert Henry Cheney (1801–1866) painted several views of and from here, including the watercolour Rouen-From the chateau de Cantelieu, July 19, 1842.

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]



  • Alice Lejard, Canteleu aux multiples facettes, 2000 ISBN 2-9516176-0-7
  • Michel Giard, Hurler avec les loups à Canteleu, Éd. Charles Corlet, 2003 ISBN 2847060774

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