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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Seine-Maritime

Sotteville-lès-Rouen is a city of Normandie located in the department of Seine-Maritime. It is located on the banks of the Seine, on the border of Rouen, not far from Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray or Grand-Quevilly. The town is also part of the Rouen Normandy metropolis.

The city has developed on the Seine since Antiquity, as evidenced by the many remains of jewelry, pottery and other coins found on the spot. Sotteville-lès-Rouen develops little by little in the Middle Ages, benefiting from the aura of its neighbor, Rouen. The appearance of industry at the beginning of the nineteenth century brings a new breath, thus seeing the Norman city spread more and more.

Rebuilt largely due to the sufferings of the Second World War, which earned it the status of "martyr city", the commune of Sotteville-lès-Rouen has nevertheless preserved an interesting architectural heritage to discover during a stroll in the region.

Geographical information

Latitude49.4172500 (N 49° 25’ 2”)
Longitude1.0954070 (E 1° 5’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 3m to 48m
Surface area7.44 km²
Population29370 inhabitants
Density3947 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRouen (4.1 km, 8 min)
Insee code76681
IntercommunalityME Rouen Normandie

Nearest cities & towns

Bonsecours5.2 km (10 min)
Rouen5.5 km (9 min)
Mont-Saint-Aignan5.8 km (14 min)
Le Petit-Quevilly5.8 km (11 min)
Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray6.1 km (9 min)
Darnétal6.7 km (11 min)
Saint-Léger-du-Bourg-Denis7.4 km (12 min)
Le Mesnil-Esnard7.6 km (14 min)
Déville-lès-Rouen8.6 km (17 min)
Saint-Aubin-Épinay8.8 km (14 min)
Canteleu8.8 km (17 min)
Amfreville-la-Mi-Voie8.8 km (16 min)
Le Grand-Quevilly9.7 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Rebuilt after 1944, Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption church takes its place on the remains of an ancient 12th-century church. Do not miss the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul church built in the 1920s, or the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes church, set in a former quarry in the first half of the 20th century. There is a copy of the Massabielle cave in Lourdes, as well as a crypt dedicated to the soldiers who died during the Second World War. Commemorative stained glass windows present medallions depicting the French soldiers who died for France.

In the Jardin des Plantes district, you can discover several houses of style, while on the Place de Verdun you can see stone houses and sculpture.

For walks in the open air, direction the green lung of the city, the Bois de la Garenne.

Today closed, the racecourse of Bruyères has however made the good days of Sotteville-lès-Rouen. It is now being redeveloped to become a recreational park.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

The markets are held on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays morning. The city also organizes a Christmas market in December.

In May, place to the festival of the youth. It takes place at the Bois de la Garenne with activities for children of all ages.

Viva Cité takes place in July, highlighting the street arts.

In July, the city is organizing an important international athletics meeting.

On July 13, the city offers its traditional dance ball and a fireworks display.


Wednesday 18 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 16°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and tasting at an organic cider cellar
Local flavours4 € Osmoy-Saint-Valery (45 km)
Rose and kitchen gardens at Mesnil Geoffroy Castle
Nature and the great outdoors7 € Ermenouville (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bord de Seine
Village visitEasy1h30Poses (16.4 km)
The Papillonerie
HikeIntermediate1h30La Hallotière (29 km)
The Orchids
HikeEasy2h15La Feuillie (31 km)
Saracens Path
HikeEasy3h00Condé-sur-Risle (37 km)
Visit to Folie Forest
Village visitEasy1h00Lammerville (43 km)


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