Ruins of the abbey of Jumièges

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 49°26′04″N 0°49′17″E / 49.4344°N 0.8214°E / 49.4344; 0.8214Coordinates: 49°26′04″N 0°49′17″E / 49.4344°N 0.8214°E / 49.4344; 0.8214
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Rouen
Canton Duclair
Intercommunality Seine-Austreberthe
  Mayor (20012008) Joëlle Tétard
Area1 18.75 km2 (7.24 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,736
  Density 93/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.


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


Historical population of Jumièges
From the year 1962 on: No double countingresidents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

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

See also


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