Heritage

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Church

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With its solid ancient look the little church of Flamanville is full of history.  Placed under the protection of Saint Germain, this little church was consecrated on Christmas Day 1670.

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Semaphore

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As you wander among the gorse and greenery, take time to pause at the Cap de Flamanville.  Situated 85 metres above sea level you will discover the buildings of an ancient semaphore.  Now restored, it harbours a restaurant and stopover gite much prized by hikers.

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Mines and quarries

Mines

Three centuries of wealth thanks to granite and iron.  The mines, which were situated in Diélette, the harbour of Flamanville, on the road leading to the EDF nuclear power plant, were opened in 1840 and closed in 1962.

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Castle

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Although the castle dates mainly from the XVII century, there is evidence of a stately property as early as the XIV century.  The castle is surrounded by a park of many hectares rich with woods, ponds and a magnificent octagonal.

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Le Trou Baligan

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The construction of the Flamanville nuclear power plant in 1977 meant the disappearance of the Trou Baligan, the Baligan Hole.   This famous cave, situated between the coves of Biédal and La Cabotière, was associated with a legend concerning the patron saint of the town, Germain the Scot.

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Blason communal

Blason Flamanville
The town’s coat of arms represents a leopard, the symbol of Normandy, accompanied by three towers which represent the castle, the mine tower and the lighthouse of Diélette.  The blue and white striped rectangle calls to mind both the sea and the EDF power plant.