Cailly (river)

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File:Le Cailly à Déville-les-Rouen.jpg
The Cailly at Déville-lès-Rouen
Origin Cailly
Mouth The Seine at Rouen Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Basin countries France
Length 29 km
Source elevation 176 m
Avg. discharge 3 m³/s
Basin area 248³ km

The Cailly is a river in Normandy, France, 29 kilometres (18 mi) in length,[1] flowing through the department of Seine-Maritime.


The Cailly has its source in the territory of the commune of Cailly. Taking a southward journey, it flows through Fontaine-le-Bourg, meeting its principal tributary, the Clérette at Montville. It then flows through Malaunay, Houlme, Notre-Dame-de-Bondeville, Maromme, Déville-lès-Rouen and finally Rouen where it joins the Seine on its right bank.

The average flow of the Cailly at Rouen, where it joins the Seine, is 3 m³ / second. .[2]


In the 18th and 19th centuries, the valley was filled with textile mills, which earned it the nickname la petite Manchester, (Little Manchester).


  • Albert Hennetier, Aux sources normandes: Promenade au fil des rivières en Seine-Maritime, Ed. Bertout, Luneray, 2006 ISBN|2867436230

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