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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
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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