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Pain de sucre (Sugar-loaf) memorial
Pain de sucre (Sugar-loaf) memorial
Coat of arms of Sainte-Adresse
Coat of arms
Sainte-Adresse is located in France
Coordinates: 49°31′N 0°05′E / 49.51°N 0.08°E / 49.51; 0.08Coordinates: 49°31′N 0°05′E / 49.51°N 0.08°E / 49.51; 0.08
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Le Havre-6
Intercommunality CA havraise
 • Mayor Patrice Gélard
Area1 2.26 km2 (0.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 8,068
 • Density 3,600/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76552 /76310
Elevation 0–100 m (0–328 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

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


A coastal suburb situated some 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Le Havre city centre, at the junction of the D147 and the D940. The English Channel forms the western border of the commune.


Arms of Sainte-Adresse
The Arms of Sainte-Adresse are blazoned :

Quarterly, 1 and 4, azure a tower argent masoned sable, 2 and 3 gules an escallop Or; a cross Or surmounted by an inescutcheon tierced in pale sable, Or and gules.


Historical population of Sainte-Adresse
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 7807 8261 8754 8029 8047 8219 8068
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


The chapel of Notre-Dame-des-flots

The oldest known name of the commune was "Caput Caleti" mentioned in 1240. Later known as Saint-Denis-Chef-de-Caux, named after an ancient place of worship and its position on the cape. In 1415, Henry V landed with his fleet, to claim the throne of France.

Starting in 1905, Georges Dufayel, a Parisian businessman, created a residential seaside resort known as Nice havrais (the "Nice of Le Havre"), at Sainte Adresse. The local architect Ernest Daniel directed operations. The Avenue de Regatta on the waterfront is designed in the image of the promenade des Anglais in Nice.

During World War I, Sainte-Adresse was the administrative capital of Belgium.[1] The Belgian government in exile was installed from October 1914 to November 1918 in the Dufayel building, named after the businessman who had built it in 1911. It had at its disposal a post office using Belgian postage stamps.

During World War II, the Germans built several fortifications here for the Atlantic Wall, to defend the port of Le Havre.

Places of interest[edit]

Sarah Bernardt's villa


"Jardin à Sainte-Adresse" by Claude Monet
"Régates à Sainte-Adresse" by Claude Monet


See also[edit]


  1. ^ 30questions-OccupationVienne)), 8 p

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