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Tourlaville coat of arms
Tourlaville (France)
local community Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
region Normandy
Department Some
Arrondissement Cherbourg
Coordinates 49 ° 38 ′  N , 1 ° 35 ′  W Coordinates: 49 ° 38 ′  N , 1 ° 35 ′  W
Post Code 50110
Former INSEE code 50602
Incorporation January 1, 2016
status Commune déléguée

Notre-Dame de Tourlaville church

Tourlaville is a town and commune Déléguée in the French commune of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin with 15,904 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the department of Manche in the region of Normandy .

The municipality of Tourlaville merged with Cherbourg-Octeville , Équeurdreville-Hainneville , La Glacerie and Querqueville to form the new municipality of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin on January 1, 2016 .


Tourlaville is located on the English Channel and at the gates of the Val de Saire in the Manche department. The municipality of Tourlaville belonged to the CUC (Communauté urbaine de Cherbourg).


Tourlaville is derived from the French ending -ville and from the Scandinavian name Thorlakr .

Tour- has nothing to do with the French tour ( dt. Tower ).

Twin town

Since July 19, 1967, the district town of Northeim in Lower Saxony has been the twin town of Tourlaville.

Mayor of the city

from to Name of the mayor
1945 1947 Camille Leclerc
1947 June 1995 Georges Fatômes
June 1995 October 2012 André Rouxel
October 2012 December 2015 Gilbert Lepoittevin


  • Notre-Dame de Tourlaville church
  • Château des Ravalet
  • La maison du littoral et de l'envirennement
  • Collignon beach
    The Collignon stand


A branch of the CMN shipyard is located here .

Web links

Commons : Tourlaville  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. René Lepelley. Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de communes de Normandie . Presses universitaires de Caen . Page 257. ISBN 2-905461-80-2
  2. ^ Ouest-France: Gilbert Lepoittevin rendosse le costume du maire. April 6, 2014, accessed January 14, 2020 (French).