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Barneville-la-Bertran is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Honfleur
Intercommunality Pays de Honfleur
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-François Bernard
Area1 4.18 km2 (1.61 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 140
 • Density 33/km2 (87/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14041 / 14600
Elevation 15–127 m (49–417 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

Barneville-la-Bertran is a French commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region of north-western France.[1]

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Barnevillais or Barnevillaises.[2]


Barneville-la-Bertran is located north of the Pays d'Auge some 6 km south-west of Honfleur, 15 km south by south-east of Le Havre (across the Seine Estuary) and 10 km north-east of Deauville. Access to the commune is by the D62 from Pennedepie in the north which passes through the north of the commune and continues east to Équemauville. The D279 branches from the D288 south of the commune - just east of Deauville – Normandie Airport - and passes north through the village and joins the D62 just east of the commune. The commune is mostly farmland.[3][4]


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Neighbouring communes and villages



Barneville was called Barnavilla in 1062: from the Scandinavian antroponym Biarn[5] or Barni[6] and the Latin villa giving the meaning "rural domain". Bertran is the family name of the lords of the area in the Middle Ages.[7]

On 6 November 1995 the commune of Barneville officially changed its name to Barneville-la-Bertran.[8]


Barneville-la-Bertran appears as Barneville-la-Bertrand on the 1750 Cassini Map[9] and as Barneville on the 1790 version.[10]


List of Successive Mayors[11]

From To Name Party Position
1790 1792 Léonard Joseph Chauffer de Barneville
1792 1795 François Trembley
1800 1811 Pierre Charles Coulon
1811 1830 Alexandre Naguet de Saint-Georges
1830 1840 Jean Charles Casimir Langin
1840 1846 Jean Pierre Canterel
1846 1848 Jean Jacques Lebey
1848 1849 Elie Paumier
1849 1855 Jean Jacques Lebey
1850 1883 Amand Constant Rufin
1995 2001 Jean Pierre Aubert
2001 2020[12] Jean-François Bernard

(Not all data is known)

The municipal council is made up of 11 members including the Mayor and two deputies.[13]


In 2010 the commune had 140 inhabitants. The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known from the population censuses conducted in the commune since 1793. From the 21st century, a census of communes with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is held every five years, unlike larger communes that have a sample survey every year.[Note 1]

Population Change (See database)
1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851
236 355 432 301 303 317 319 279 276
1856 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896
255 235 259 242 230 194 227 242 241
1901 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954
223 216 203 194 197 201 187 156 174
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2010 -
128 150 131 125 124 138 140 140 -

Sources : Ldh/EHESS/Cassini until 1962, INSEE database from 1968 (population without double counting and municipal population from 2006)

File:Population - Municipality code 14041.svg
Population of Barneville-la-Bertran

Culture and heritage

Civil heritage

The commune has two buildings and sites that are registered as historical monuments:

  • The Manoir des Vallées (12th century)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[14]
  • The Chateau of Barneville Park (1873)Logo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg[15]

Religious heritage

  • The Church of Saint John the BaptistLogo monument historique - rouge sans texte.svg is flanked by a quadrangular tower and is registered as an historical monument.[16]

Notable people linked to the commune

  • Jean Doublet (1655 - 1728 at Barneville), pirate.
  • Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy (1651 at Barneville - 1705), French writer of fairy tales.
  • Françoise Sagan (1935-2004), writer, lived in the Breuil Manor before Lucien and Sacha Guitry. Died in hospital at Équemauville on 24 September 2004. Her body remained in her manor before being buried in Lot where she was born.

See also

Notes and references


  1. At the beginning of the 21st century, the methods of identification have been modified by Law No. 2002-276 of 27 February 2002, the so-called "law of local democracy" and in particular Title V "census operations" allows, after a transitional period running from 2004 to 2008, the annual publication of the legal population of the different French administrative districts. For communes with a population greater than 10,000 inhabitants, a sample survey is conducted annually and the entire territory of these communes is taken into account at the end of the period of five years. The first "legal population" after 1999 under this new law came into force in 1 January 2009 and was based on the census of 2006.


  1. Barneville-la-Bertran on Lion1906
  2. Inhabitants of Calvados (French)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Barneville-la-Bertran on Google Maps
  4. Barneville-la-Bertran on the Géoportail from National Geographic Institute (IGN) website (French)
  5. Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing, Etymological Dictionary of place names in France, Larousse, Paris, 1963 (French)
  6. René Lepelley, Etymological Dictionary of commune names in Normandy, Éditions Charles Corlet, Condé-sur-Noireau, 1996 bnf 36174448w, p. 59 (French)
  7. Community of communes of Pays de Honfleur - Barneville-la-Bertran, consulted on 20 April 2012 (French)
  8. Decree of 6 November 1995 (French)
  9. Barneville-la-Bertrand on the 1750 Cassini Map
  10. Barneville on the 1790 Cassini Map
  11. List of Mayors of France (French)
  12. Reelection 2014: Barneville-la-Bertran (14600) - Municipales 2014, Ouest-France, consulted on 16 June 2014 (French)
  13. art L. 2121-2 of the General Code of Collective Territories (French).
  14. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée PA14000015 Manoir des Vallées Camera aabb.svg(French)
  15. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA14003343 Chateau of Barneville Park (French)
  16. Ministry of Culture, Mérimée IA00026704 Church of Saint John the BaptistCamera aabb.svg (French)