Looking for an area with a friendly feel, where the living is easy? Welcome to Yvetot in Normandy, in the Seine-Maritime department! Between town and country, the Seine and the sea, this lively, modern community of municipalities could be your little family’s new piece of paradise. It was awarded the Sustainable Territory 2030 label by the Region of Normandy.  

A few key facts about Yvetot in Normandy

  • 19 communes, 27,500 habitants
  • 20 minutes from Rouen
  • 30 minutes from the beach
  • 400 local shops
  • 200 community associations
  • €2,008 per m² on average (source: DVF/PAP Oct. 2023)

5 top reasons to move to Yvetot in Normandy

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Gregoire Auger / Yvetot Normandie Tourisme


Easily accessible

35 km from Rouen, 50 km from Le Havre, 30 minutes from the sea and less than 2 hours from Paris by train, all roads lead to Yvetot! The community of municipalities is connected to the A29 (Amiens-Le Havre) and A150 (Rouen-Yvetot) motorways, as well as the Le Havre-Paris train line (20 return trips each day).

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Gregoire Auger / Yvetot Normandie Tourisme


Housing is easy to come by

Yvetot in Normandy offers a wide range of housing (both council housing and private landlords), with an affordable property market compared to major cities or Paris. Purchasing a flat or house will cost you between €1,222 and €2,646 per m² on average.


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Gregoire Auger / Yvetot Normandie Tourisme


Going out and having fun

From January to December, the festivities and cultural events keep coming! With a wide range of facilities (cinema, bowling, escape games, cycle routes, hiking trails, etc.), there is a significant range of leisure activities on offer.

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Arnaud Bertereau


All the modern conveniences

A multimedia library, conservatoire, contemporary art gallery, swimming complex, football pitch, modern health centre (including MRI): Yvetot in Normandy has all the facilities you need.

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Yvetot Normandie Tourisme


Sleep peacefully

Yvetot town centre, is extremely safe. Working alongside the gendarmerie, seven local police officers and 20 CCTV cameras monitor the safety of residents each day.

Moving to Yvetot in Normandy? A warm welcome awaits you!

Grumble Gor / Yvetot Normandie Tourisme
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So, you’ve decided to move to Yvetot? Contact the Town Hall or register online on the Town’s website. In the autumn, you will receive an invitation to the welcome ceremony for new arrivals.

You can also keep up to date with what’s on in the area with to the many resources offered by the Town Council and the Community of Municipalities (social networks, websites, posters, app, etc.).

Do you want to set up a business here? Are you looking for land, premises, financing or networking? In partnership with the chambers of commerce and industry, the Yvetot in Normandy community of municipalities has set up a help desk to help you with all your formalities.

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What not to miss in Yvetot in Normandy

Are you wondering what to do in and around Yvetot? Discover the delights of its nature, heritage, leisure and local cuisine.

Gregoire Auger / Yvetot Normandie Tourisme

Le Manoir du Fay, a haven of greenery

This “clos masure” (a type of farm which is typical of the area) and its 7-hectare park provide the residents of Yvetot with a relaxing change of scenery.

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The stained glass window in the Church of Saint-Pierre

A breath-taking 1,046 m² work of art by master stained glass artist Max Ingrand. A fascinating multicoloured jigsaw puzzle.

And also…

Yvetot market
One of the most beautiful markets in France, as judged by TF1 and the Paris-Normandie newspaper. Around sixty traders are waiting to welcome you on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Les Vikings

The place to be for a great time! The 850-seat venue hosts around thirty events each season, including comedy, dance, musicals, theatre and concerts.

The Duchamp Gallery
For all contemporary art lovers, this Yvetot gallery hosts up to 5 exhibitions a year.

The ivory museum
A most unusual museum! Discover the collection of 200 ivory sculptures gifted to the town of Yvetot by local celebrity Louis Féron in 1929.

The oak tree at Allouville-Bellefosse

The oak is around 1,200 years old, making it the oldest in France. As the tree has aged, two recesses have formed within it, each housing a small chapel. It has to be seen to be believed!

Le Val au Cesne

This protected, listed natural area of almost 1,000 hectares offers numerous opportunities for walking, cycling and even horse-riding. It’s the ideal place to recharge your batteries.

Looking to work in Yvetot, Normandy? Flax is not the only business here!

Are you job hunting in the area? The good news is that the economy of Yvetot in Normandy is booming. There are almost 11,000 jobs in more than 3,100 businesses.

Eco Technilin vitrine internationale d’un savoir faire normand

The flax industry is strongly represented here, with major companies such as Eco-Technilin, a world leader in natural fibre-based solutions, Linex Panneaux and the Agylin cooperative.

Craft, trade and service-related business are also present in large numbers: Netman, DGSI, Leclerc, Intermarché, Chips 76, Cars Hangar, Pub Contact, Chocolaterie Hautot et Fils, Entreprise Normande d’Ouvrages Chaudronnés, amongst others. Personal care services (Onela, Atoudoum, Petits Fils, CCAS, etc.) and restaurants are particularly keen to recruit.

The manufacturing industry is all well-represented with Ferrero, Huiles HAFA, Linex, Forchy Pâtissier, Fives Nordon, Normalab and Enoc choosing to house their factories here.

Setting up your business in Yvetot, Normandy

Yvetot in Normandy offers a wide range of property for new businesses, just 3 minutes from the motorways. This includes developed plots of land of various sizes, on industrial estates or business parks for the service and craft industries, as well as offices, workshops or industrial and commercial premises.

A business incubator and coworking space are planned for the train station area, which will soon undergo redevelopment.


Learning and studying in Yvetot, Normandy

Here, almost 8,500 pupils attend the area’s schools every day. There are 26 schools in the community of municipalities, including 3 lycées (final 3 years of high school). Around ten higher education courses are offered in the area.

Plusieurs étudiants au campus Celsi de Rouen

Academic establishments in Yvetot, Normandy

  • Lycée Raymond Queneau and Lycée Jean XXIII in Yvetot
  • NaturaPÔLE (Yvetot Campus), in neighbouring Auzebosc. An agricultural college and training centre, it offers vocational training in agriculture and the agri-food industry, as well as in research laboratories.

What’s on in Yvetot, Normandy

  • Yvetot Cosgames Show
    Every year, the Vieux-Moulin venue welcomes hundreds of French fans of vintage games, pinball machines, arcade games, cosplay, and action figures of all kinds.
  • Lumières au Fay
    Be sure to join us at the Manoir du Fay on 13 July for this community celebration. On the agenda: pony and horse-drawn carriage rides, archery, fencing taster sessions, craft market, street theatre, concerts and fireworks.
  • Les Terrasses de l’été
    An unmissable event since summer 2021. Following a local initiative, the outside seating areas of the town’s bars and cafés come alive with live music every Friday evening.
  • Yvetot en rose
    As part of its drive to encourage awareness of cancer screening programmes, the town council and the Maison de quartiers are organising a race, conferences and workshops throughout October.
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Useful information in Yvetot, Normandy

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