Valmont, Seine-Maritime

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Valmont
Valmont Abbey
Valmont Abbey
Coat of arms of Valmont
Coat of arms
Location of Valmont
Valmont is located in France
Valmont
Valmont
Valmont is located in Normandy
Valmont
Valmont
Coordinates: 49°44′38″N 0°30′52″E / 49.7439°N 0.5144°E / 49.7439; 0.5144Coordinates: 49°44′38″N 0°30′52″E / 49.7439°N 0.5144°E / 49.7439; 0.5144
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
ArrondissementLe Havre
CantonFécamp
IntercommunalityCA Fécamp Caux Littoral
Area
1
5.55 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
866
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76719 /76540
Elevation35–123 m (115–404 ft)
(avg. 37 m or 121 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

A farming village in the Pays de Caux, situated some 32 miles (51 km) northeast of Le Havre, at the junction of the D10, D17, D28 and D69 roads. The village is surrounded by woodland. Just outside the village, at ‘’Le Vivier’’, is the source of the Valmont River.

History[edit]

The commune was created in 1822 and 1825 by the merger of four former parishes of Valmont, Saint-Ouen-au-Bosc, Rouxmesnil and Le Bec-au-Cauchois.
In 1169, the abbey of Notre-Dame-du-Pre was founded here by Nicolas of Estouteville. It was devastated during the Hundred Years War but was repaired and became a nunnery.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Valmont, Seine-Maritime
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population8018188688608751010996
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]

  • The ruins of Notre-Dame abbey, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The church of St. Nicolas.
  • The chateau of Estouteville, dating from the eleventh century with a donjon and a large public park.

People[edit]

  • The naturalist Georges Cuvier was a tutor and secretary from 1791 to 1794 at Fiquainville chateau.
  • Eugène Delacroix, artist, spent some time at Valmont. Here he painted the Ruines de l'abbaye de Valmont, which nowadays hangs in the Louvre.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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