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Ruins of the church of St. Peter
Ruins of the church of St. Peter
Coat of arms of Bréville-les-Monts
Coat of arms
Bréville-les-Monts is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Caen
Canton Cabourg
Intercommunality Campagne et Baie de L'Orne
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joëlle Giroud-Viel
Area1 4.75 km2 (1.83 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 662
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14106 / 14860
Elevation 11–63 m (36–207 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 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.

Bréville-les-Monts is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. It was the location for the Battle of Bréville fought by the 6th Airborne Division during the Second World War.


The town was formerly called Bréville, and was officially renamed Bréville-les-Monts on August 26, 2004.[1]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 301 —    
1968 387 +28.6%
1975 441 +14.0%
1982 529 +20.0%
1990 515 −2.6%
1999 565 +9.7%
2008 662 +17.2%

Twin towns

See also