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La Bouille

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Seine-Maritime

La Bouille is a village on the Seine.

Gastronomy - Restaurants - Quai Hector Malot and Place du Bateau: Bouillaise gastronomy does not lie the saying that "Who made Normand made gourmand". Its reputation dates back to the 16th century, when travelers arriving from all the lower Normandy by diligence - the present post office hotel is the old post office - came to embark for Rouen. While waiting for the departure, bound to the tide and to various vagaries, they were going to be satisfied in the inns on the edge of the Seine.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Bouille
Latitude49.3522450 (N 49° 21’ 8”)
Longitude0.9341240 (E 0° 56’ 3”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 133m
Surface area1.27 km²
Population760 inhabitants
Density598 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRouen (15.4 mi, 29 min)
Insee code76131
IntercommunalityMét Rouen Normandie

Nearest cities & towns

Sahurs1200 yd (2 min)
Moulineaux1.8 mi (5 min)
Hautot-sur-Seine2.5 mi (7 min)
Caumont2.9 mi (9 min)
Saint-Ouen-de-Thouberville3.6 mi (29 min)
Saint-Pierre-de-Manneville3.7 mi (29 min)
Grand-Couronne4.1 mi (11 min)
La Trinité-de-Thouberville4.2 mi (30 min)
Mauny4.3 mi (11 min)
Val-de-la-Haye4.5 mi (31 min)
Bosgouet5.2 mi (30 min)
Orival5.4 mi (14 min)
Yville-sur-Seine5.5 mi (13 min)

Things to see and do

Archangel Michael - 15th and 16th centuries - Wood - Place St. Michel: This statue is hanging on the side of a 15th century building, whose facade was redesigned in the 19th century. In 1639, the revolt of Go barefoot peasant uprising against the establishment of salt stores in Lower Normandy, inflames the province. Chancellor Seguier dispatched to Normandy to lead the crackdown, has its quarters at the Grand Hotel Saint Michel and sends many who say the edicts of Rouen: "The ill wind has La Bouille. The uprising was suppressed in 1640.

Sainte-Madeleine Church - 15th to 19th century - Pierre de Caumont - Square Boat: This building, Gothic style, stands on the site of an old chapel where they say, Louis and Blanche of Castile ninth would have come pilgrimage. The first stone church was laid in 1423 by Bishop Cut La Roche, Bishop of Rouen, in the presence of the Marquis of Prints, lord of La Bouille. Arthur I., Count of Brittany, ruled by the crown of England by his uncle, John Lackland, who was assassinated in 1203 - his body was found in La Bouille - would be buried there. Inside, the light falling from high windows plays on the white stone columns.

Attic salt - Pierre de Caumont - Rue du Colonel Perin: Under the Old Regime, the Normandy is one of the country with a great salt tax, which people are required to purchase a certain quantity of salt. The salt tax collectors to come La Bouille supplies to distribute the salt in the towns and villages of Normandy. The lofts are located on the coast: at Tréport, Saint-Valery, Quilleboeuf to Dieppedalle, etc.. The lower Seine, less taxed than the Loire, in fact provides all of northern France. The "attic tax" of La Bouille is one of the oldest in Normandy.

Hector Malot House - 18th century - Peter and brick - Quai Hector Malot: On May 29, 1830, Hector Malot, author of Without family, born in this house on the banks of the Seine. A few hours after his birth, a sailboat, while turning awkwardly, breaking the glass of the chamber of the newborn with its bowsprit. Boiled it as the harbinger of a destiny uncommon. The novelist will live in this house until the age of five years. The presence of the river, sailing ships, sailors stories told by his mother, widow of a master mariner died at St. Domingo, influence a child and give him a taste for travel.

Hector Malot Bust - 1866 - Sculptor: Chapu - Bronze - Square Hector Malot: In 1967 the bust of the child in the country, initially for the city of Rouen, is set in the small square facing to church.

Events and festivities

Greetings from the Mayor in January.

Pop-Orchestra Youth Symphony of CREA in January.

Bingo associations: in February.

Exhibition of Sculpture: late February-early March.

Exhibition of the Miniature and Model: late February.

Gastronomic Fair Vinomédia: March.

Guinguette: the second Saturday of July.

Christmas market: early December.

Detailed information

Normandy Impressionist Festival
Since 2010, Impressionism has had its own festival! From 3 april to 6 september 2020


Tuesday 20 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 21 june
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 22 june
Min. 9°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Private cruise on the Seine
Nature and the great outdoors70 € Muids (18.3 mi)
Cookery lessons at La Maison du Chef Normand
Local flavours39 € Saint-Philbert-des-Champs (31 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Medieval legacy in the Val de Risle
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Montfort-sur-Risle (12.8 mi)
Ornithological discovery
HikeEasy2h00Poses (14.2 mi)
Bord de Seine
Village visitEasy1h30Poses (14.3 mi)
Saracens Path
HikeEasy3h00Condé-sur-Risle (14.6 mi)
Heritage tour - city of Pont Audemer 27500 Normandy
HikeEasy35 minPont-Audemer (18.8 mi)


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