The abbey cloisters
Montivilliers is located in France
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Montivilliers
Intercommunality Le Havre
Mayor Daniel Petit
Elevation 2–94 m (6.6–308 ft)
(avg. 8 m/26 ft)
Land area1 19.09 km2 (7.37 sq mi)
Population2 16,451  (2006)
 - Density 862 /km2 (2,230 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76447/ 76290
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.

Coordinates: 49°32′49″N 0°11′20″E / 49.5469444444°N 0.188888888889°E / 49.5469444444; 0.188888888889

Montivilliers is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.



A large light industrial and farming town by the banks of the river Lézarde in the Pays de Caux, situated just 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Le Havre, at the junction of the D489, D52, D926 and D31 roads.


Pre-Roman archaeological discoveries include Bronze Age axes and jade jewelry. The old Roman road from here to Harfleur was destroyed by the English in 1415.
The Abbey Church of Notre-Dame, sometimes referred to as 'Montvilliers Abbey' dates back to 684, although it was destroyed a Viking raid in 850, and rebuilt as a church in both the Romanesque and Gothic styles.


Arms of Montivilliers

The arms of Montivilliers are blazoned :
Gules, a church argent, the door open, and the bell tower pierced of the field, topped with the head of a crozier Or, between 2 inescutcheons of France, and in base a lizard fesswise vert. (France=Azure, 3 fleurs-de-lys Or)


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
8427 8910 10,563 15,030 17,067 16,556 16,451
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The nineteenth century chateau de Colmoulins.
  • The church of St.Germain, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • The abbey church of Notre-Dame, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The abbey museum
  • A Protestant church (1787)
  • The medieval ramparts.
  • The Arboretum du parc de Rouelles is an arboretum set within the Parc de Rouelles.


Twin towns

See also


External links

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