Préaux, Seine-Maritime

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Coat of arms of Préaux
Coat of arms
Préaux is located in France
Coordinates: 49°29′31″N 1°12′52″E / 49.4919°N 1.2144°E / 49.4919; 1.2144Coordinates: 49°29′31″N 1°12′52″E / 49.4919°N 1.2144°E / 49.4919; 1.2144
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Le Mesnil-Esnard
Intercommunality CC Inter-Caux-Vexin
 • Mayor Jean Pierre Lemoine
Area1 18.95 km2 (7.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,679
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76509 /76160
Elevation 80–176 m (262–577 ft)
(avg. 170 m or 560 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.

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


A farming village situated some 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Rouen at the junction of the D6015, D47 and the D104 roads. The A151 autoroute passes through the commune's territory.


Arms of Préaux
The arms of Préaux are blazoned :
Gules, 4 pales argent, overall a double-headed eagle Or, langued of the field, heads and feet azure.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
546 611 822 1105 1450 1641 1679
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • Ruins of a thirteenth-century castle.

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