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Welcome to Notre-Dame de Gravenchon !

Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon is situated in the very heart of the Seine Valley and offers an exceptional scenery where chalk cliffs alternate with wooded slopes and forest.

At 35 km from Le Havre, Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon enjoys the proximity of the seaside : Honfleur, Deauville are reached in 30 to 45 minutes via the Normandy Bridge ; Etretat is 45 minutes away.

Jumieges Abbey, " the route of fruit ", Saint-Wandrille abbey and Gruchet le Valasse, Villequier's Victor Hugo museum, Etelan manor are prestigious places which give the area its touristic interest.

The natural park of the Télhuet

The national commitee awarded " 4 flowers " to Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon.

The town owns 90 hectares of parks with 90 000 flowers in summers and 50 000 in winter.

The archeologic site of La fontaine Saint-Denis

Recently restored, these ruins offer a splendid view on the whole park.

The site is open to the public during the day.

These remains can be regerded as a reference because they have been compltely and carrefully dug and protected. They belong to a large fortified wall from the Middle Ageswich was an important property of the Earls of Evreux in the XI and XIIth centuries, the castle had been built on a Neolithic site.

Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon in numbers

Population : 8,400 inhabitants (last census in 2012)

Working population : 3,623

Area : about 1800 hectares, divided in three nearly equal parts : industrial area, urban area and green area

Altitude : from 4 metres to 129, from the banks of the Seine to the top

Post code : 76330

CVS : association of towns.

Port-Jérôme, the history of the site - A long experience

The first industrial setting up in Port-Jérome dates back to 1933.

The two rafineries Esso and Mobil are the first ones in the area. They are deliberatly burnt down in 1940, and then rebuilt after the war.

Towards the last years of the fifties the development of petrochemistry, thanks to the raw materials from the rafineries, leads to the establishment of the plants which make today's industrial site of Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon / Lillebonne.

The industrial area in the local economy

The plants on the site employ directly 4 000 people. You can easily double this figure with the indirect jobs. They produce every year more than 11 millions tons of products and export all over the world. They play a large part every year in the local economy with 153 millions euros of salaries and expenses, 107 millions euros of investments, 23 millions euros of local taxes.

From oil and petrochemistry to consummers

The main products made on the site are the following :

Petroleum : gas, gasolines, distillates, lubes-oil, asphalt

Liquefield petroleum gas

Chemical products : bases from crude oil partially transformed on the side

PolymeresCarbon black for tyres

  • Plastics : polyethylene and polypropylene
  • Synthetic resins
  • Latex and rubber

Acetaldehgde and Glyoxylic acid, pharmacy, cosmetology

Solvents and alcohols

Additives for lubes

The products are transported by pipelines, road, rail or ships.

All these cover a range of oil, products used by economy and chemicals which in thirty years contributed to progresse in everyday life in fields like home, agriculture, transports, packaging, hygiene and health.