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Gruchet-le-Valasse is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Bolbec
Intercommunality Caux-Vallée de Seine
 • Mayor (2008 - 2014) Didier Peralta (PR)
Area1 14.2 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,623
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76329 / 76210
Elevation 12–141 m (39–463 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

Gruchet-le-Valasse is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department of the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.


A village of forestry, farming and associated light industry situated in the Pays de Caux, some 15 miles (24 km) east of Le Havre, at the junction of the D173 and D9015 roads.


Arms of Gruchet-le-Valasse
The arms of Gruchet-le-Valasse are blazoned :
Gules, 3 leopards Or dimidiated with Or, a double-headed eagle crowned azure.


Historical population of Gruchet-le-Valasse
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1807 1855 1819 2317 2787 2682 2623
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

  • Several sixteenth century houses.
  • The church of St-Thomas, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • The twelfth century abbey de Gruchet-le-Valasse.
  • The nineteenth century Hôtel de Ville (town hall).

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