Pain de sucre (Sugar-loaf) memorial

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 49°31′N 0°05′E / 49.51°N 0.08°E / 49.51; 0.08Coordinates: 49°31′N 0°05′E / 49.51°N 0.08°E / 49.51; 0.08
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Le Havre
Canton Le Havre
Intercommunality Le Havre
  Mayor Patrice Gélard
Area1 2.26 km2 (0.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 8,068
  Density 3,600/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 76552 / 76310
Elevation 0–100 m (0–328 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

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


A coastal suburb situated some 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Le Havre city centre, at the junction of the D147 and the D940. The English Channel forms the western border of the commune.


The Arms of Sainte-Adresse are blazoned :

Quarterly, 1 and 4, azure a tower argent masoned sable, 2 and 3 gules an escallop Or; a cross Or surmounted by an inescutcheon tierced in pale sable, Or and gules.


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


The chapel of Notre-Dame-des-flots

The oldest known name of the commune was "Caput Caleti" mentioned in 1240. Later known as Saint-Denis-Chef-de-Caux, named after an ancient place of worship and its position on the cape. In 1415, Henry V landed with his fleet, to claim the throne of France.

Starting in 1905, Georges Dufayel, a Parisian businessman, created a residential seaside resort known as Nice havrais (the "Nice of Le Havre"), at Sainte Adresse. The local architect Ernest Daniel directed operations. The Avenue de Regatta on the waterfront is designed in the image of the promenade des Anglais in Nice.

During World War I, Sainte-Adresse was the administrative capital of Belgium.[1] The Belgian government in exile was installed from October 1914 to November 1918 in the Dufayel building, named after the businessman who had built it in 1911. It had at its disposal a post office using Belgian postage stamps.

During World War II, the Germans built several fortifications here for the Atlantic Wall, to defend the port of Le Havre.

Places of interest

Sarah Bernardt's villa


"Jardin à Sainte-Adresse" by Claude Monet
"Régates à Sainte-Adresse" by Claude Monet


See also


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