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Coat of arms of Villequier
Coat of arms
Villequier is located in France
Location within Normandy region
Villequier is located in Normandy
Coordinates: 49°30′49″N 0°40′29″E / 49.5136°N 0.6747°E / 49.5136; 0.6747Coordinates: 49°30′49″N 0°40′29″E / 49.5136°N 0.6747°E / 49.5136; 0.6747
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon
Intercommunality Caux-Vallée de Seine
 • Mayor Jacques Bardel
Area1 11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 788
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76742 /76490
Elevation 0–147 m (0–482 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

Villequier is a former commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Rives-en-Seine.[1]


A village of farming and forestry situated by the banks of the river Seine in the Pays de Caux, some 23 miles (37 km) west of Rouen near the junction of the D281 with the D81 road.


Arms of Villequier
The arms of Villequier are blazoned :
Gules, on a cross fleury between 12 billets Or, an anchor sable.


Historical population of Villequier
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]

Chateau of Etelan
  • The church of St. Pierre, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The church of St. Martin, dating from the twelfth century.
  • The fifteenth-century chateau of Ételan, with its park and a dovecote.
  • Medieval fortifications at La Guerche.
  • Three seventeenth-century manorhouses.
  • An eighteenth-century presbytery.
  • The chapel of Barre-Y-Va.
  • The Victor Hugo museum.
  • The Hugo family tombs in the cemetery.
Auguste Vacquerie


  • Victor Hugo (1802–1895), dramatist, spent much time here with his friends and family.
  • Auguste Vacquerie (1819–1895), poet and journalist, was born here and is buried here.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 16 December 2015

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