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Sommesnil is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Sommesnil is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 49°42′43″N 0°40′25″E / 49.7119°N 0.6736°E / 49.7119; 0.6736Coordinates: 49°42′43″N 0°40′25″E / 49.7119°N 0.6736°E / 49.7119; 0.6736
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Saint-Valery-en-Caux
Intercommunality CC Côte d'Albâtre
 • Mayor Patrick Barthélémy
Area1 3.06 km2 (1.18 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 87
 • Density 28/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 76679 /76560
Elevation 47–128 m (154–420 ft)
(avg. 121 m or 397 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.

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


A very small farming village, in the Durdent valley of the Pays de Caux, situated some 32 miles (51 km) northeast of Le Havre, at the junction of the D105 and D106 roads.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
54 80 64 62 66 84 87
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St. Firmin, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A seventeenth-century chateau.

Chateau Sommesnil Is 17th Century Chateau with many fine features and was originally Inhabited by the family BIGOT over the years it has been a home a medical centre and It was reputed to have used by Field Marshal Rommel in 1940 after the battle of St Valery En Caux [ see 51st Highland division 1940] It has original ceilings and panelled dining room, an original kitchen with original fireplace , An impressive staircase and couer D'honneur with fine tapestries, The chateau has been undergoing a full and sympathetic restoration by the current owner Outside you will find two Fine Medici gates at the end of an impressive tree lined drive

  • The chapel of Notre-Dame.

This is small Chapel much revered by the community of Sommesnil who hold an annual service and procession between the chapel and the church of St Firmin the chapel was originally owned by the château of Sommesnil but was donated by the present owner of the chateau to the community of Sommesnil

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