Bihorel is a commune of the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. 1 January 2012 is started to merge with Bois-Guillaume, but the merge was cancelled in January 2014.

Notre Dame des Anges Church and market in Bihorel

Coat of arms
Location of Bihorel
Coordinates: 49°27′19″N 1°07′01″E
IntercommunalityMétropole Rouen Normandie
  Mayor (2008 -) Gilbert Renard
2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
  Density3,400/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
76095 /76420
Elevation80–167 m (262–548 ft)
(avg. 157 m or 515 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.



Bihorel is a suburban and light industrial town forming part of the conglomeration of Rouen.

Located on the northern plateau of Rouen, Bihorel is a city with three districts:

the Old Bihorel: attached to Rouen halfway up

the Provinces plateau: the neighborhood of collective buildings behind old Bihorel;

the Chapter: the residential neighborhood further north.

Roads and transportation

Bihorel is situated at the junction of the D243 and the D443 roads. The T2 line (TEOR) permits to reach the city center of Rouen in 30 minutes from the south of Bihorel. The F2, 40 and 20 lines make possible to go to the city center of Rouen in 10 minutes.


The arms of Bihorel are blazoned :
Gules, a bend sinister between in chief a beehive and in base 2 leopards Or, and on a chief azure a knight contourny between an archer contourny and 2 soccer players contourny the sinister one with a ball at his foot, Or.


The town was created on April 13, 1892. Previously, Bihorel was a district of Bois-Guillaume.

On 4 July 2011, the merger of Bihorel and Bois-Guillaume was voted in the municipal council, a merger that has been effective since January 1, 2012, under the regime of the new municipalities, despite the consultation organized by the mayors of these two cities. There was a very large opposition from the population (66.43% opposed).

From January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013, the municipality was merged with its neighbor, Bois-Guillaume, under the new municipalities to be Bois-Guillaume-Bihorel.

The creation of this commune was invalidated by the administrative court of Rouen, a decision neither the prefecture or the municipality appealed. The two municipalities were recreated on 1 January 2014.


Historical population of Bihorel
From the year 1962 on: No double countingresidents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • A seventeenth century manor house.

Notable people

Twin towns

See also


  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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