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Coordinates: 49°23′14″N 1°31′51″W / 49.3872°N 1.5308°W / 49.3872; -1.5308Coordinates: 49°23′14″N 1°31′51″W / 49.3872°N 1.5308°W / 49.3872; -1.5308{{#coordinates:49.3872|-1.5308|type:city(2204)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Lower Normandy</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Manche</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Cherbourg</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Vallée de l'Ouve</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Michel Quinet</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 34.27 km2 (13.23 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 2,204</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 64/km2 (170/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 50551 / 50390</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table>

Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.

It is situated in the Cotentin Peninsula near Valognes in the Manche département.

Population : 2,242 (1999 census).


The Château de Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, an ancient castle with massive 14th century towers, and a 12-15th century abbey still mark a vivid history during the Middle Ages.

The city walls were breached by cannon during a siege in 1374. This is believed to have been among the first successful uses of guns against city walls in history.[1]


The arms of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte are blazoned :
Gules, 2 fesses, in center point a triple towered castle, all between 3 pairs of sea-bass adorsed Or.

Notable people

The English knight Sir John Chandos (died 1369) held the title Viscount of Saint-Sauveur-le Vicomte in the Cotentin.

The Blessed Catherine of St. Augustine, O.S.A., was born here in 1632. She was sent by her Order as a missionary nurse to New France, serving at the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, where she died in 1668. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1989.

The novelist Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly was born there on 2 November 1808. A museum is now dedicated to him.

Sister Marie-Madeleine Postel acquired the derelict Benedictine monastery at St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte in 1830 which became the headquarters of the Sisters of the Christian Schools of Mercy; in 1846 she died in the town.

See also


  1. Kenneth Chase: Firearms. A Global History to 1700. Cambridge 2003. Cambridge University Press. P. 59.

External links

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