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Ruins of the abbey of Jumièges
Ruins of the abbey of Jumièges
Jumièges is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Duclair
Intercommunality Seine-Austreberthe
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Joëlle Tétard
Area1 18.75 km2 (7.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,736
 • Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76378 / 76480
Elevation 0–83 m (0–272 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 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.

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


A forestry and farming village situated in a meander of the river Seine, some 21 kilometres (13 mi) west of Rouen, at the junction of the D65 and the D143 roads. A ferry service operates here, connecting the commune with the south and west sides of the river.


Arms of Jumièges
The arms of Jumièges are blazoned :
Azure, a cross Or between 4 keys addorsed argent.


Historical population of Jumièges
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1214 1305 1474 1634 1541 1714 1736
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

  • The church of St. Valentin, dating from the eleventh century.
  • The ruins of the tenth-century church of St.Pierre.
  • An eighteenth-century chapel.
  • Several lesser buildings dating from the eleventh century.

Jumièges Abbey

It is best known as the site of Jumièges Abbey, a typical Norman abbey of the Romanesque period, and the home of the pro-Norman chronicler William of Jumièges who wrote the Gesta Normannorum Ducum about 1070. Now ruined, the abbey dates from 1067, when it was consecrated in the presence of William the Conqueror.

The tower of Jumièges abbey
The river ferry

People linked with the commune

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