The chateau in Esteville
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Roger Léger|
|5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)|
|• Density||96/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||156–176 m (512–577 ft) |
(avg. 172 m or 564 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|The arms of Esteville are blazoned :|
Gules, a chevron between 2 plates and a fallow deer head argent, on a chief Or a castle gules between 2 trefoils vert.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Abbé Pierre, priest and founder of the Emmaus movement, lived here for more than 20 years and was buried here, alongside 20 of his companions and his secretary, Lucie Coutaz who assisted him for much of his life. A centre of the Emmaus Movement, housing youngsters in difficulty, was built here where the priest’s own private room may still be seen. Today his grave has become a place of meditation and the village of Esteville sometimes receives between 300 and 500 visitors per day.
Places of interest
- The church of St.Sulpice, dating from the sixteenth century.
- The church of St.Clotilde, dating from the sixteenth century.
- The seventeenth-century chateau.
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