La Poterie-Cap-d'Antifer

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La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer
La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer is located in France
La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer
La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Criquetot-l'Esneval
Intercommunality Canton of Criquetot-l'Esneval
Area1 5.81 km2 (2.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 366
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76508 / 76280
Elevation 0–114 m (0–374 ft)
(avg. 105 m or 344 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.

La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France.


During World War II, Operation Biting (also known as the Bruneval Raid) was a successful Combined Operations raid to capture components of a German Würzburg radar set at La Poterie-Cap-d’Antifer and evacuated by the Bruneval beach on 27/28 February 1942. On 6 June, 1944, small boats simulated an invasion fleet headed towards the area as part of Operation Taxable.[1]


A farming village in the Pays de Caux, some 12 miles (19 km) north of Le Havre, at the junction of the D111 and D950 roads. The commune borders the English Channel and has a beach and some spectacular limestone cliffs.


Historical population of La Poterie-Cap-d'Antifer
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 241 268 273 314 304 316 366
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. Martin, dating from the seventeenth century.
  • The Cap d’Antifer lighthouse.

See also


  1. Barbier, Mary Kathryn (2007). D-Day Deception: Operation Fortitude and the Normandy Invasion (1. publ. ed.). Westport, Conn.: Praeger Security International. p. 70. ISBN 0-275-99479-1. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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