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Place du commandant Duboc

Commandant Émile Duboc

Barentin 1852 - Saint-Germain-en-Laye 1935
French army commander, "hero of Sheï-Poo"
Henri Lagriffoul

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Stone statue of commander Duboc with a measuring instrument in his hand. On the pedestal is a relief of boats and a dragon, and a coat of arms.

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Barentin - Musée dans la Rue

Barentin "City of Arts", a town of 13,000 inhabitants, has hundreds of sculptures scattered throughout the town in its "street museum". Initiator of the "street museum" is the lawyer and politician André Marie (Honfleur 1897 - Rouen 1974, Wikipedia), who was mayor of Barentin from 1945 to 1974 and minister of national education. The town continues his initiative under the leadership of Michel Bentot, Mayor since 1990, with the purchase, maintenance and restoration of the sculptures, paintings and monuments.

The exact number of sculptures is difficult to find out. The book Images de Barentin of 2006 lists 312 sculptures, 110 of which are in public space (at present, there are at least 328 sculptures). The 110 sculptures 'on the street' include a few buildings and architectural features, among them the famous train viaduct. Included on our website are 93 of these 110. But, we included six sculptures not in public space (on school yards), listed in the book as not in public space, and two sculptures which are not in the book. That means that there are 101 sculptures in Barentin on our website.


Click here for a interactive map with the locations of the sculptures.

Each sculpture has a blue tile with the name, the sculptor and the reference number. Between 2001 and 2014 all sculptures have been restored, reports about the restaurations are in the Ensemble Barentin, Bulletin municipal officiel (on-line).


  • Jean-Marie Grisel & Jean-Pierre Dugelay, Images de Barentin, cité des arts: Le Musée dans la rue (Barentin: Ville de Barentin, 2006).
    See also:
    Barentin Cité des Arts, Patrimoine.



  • Country: France
  • Army Officer
  • Coat of arms
  • Dragon
  • Duboc, Émile
  • Lagriffoul, Henri
  • Musée dans la Rue (Barentin)
  • Ship / boat
  • Statue
  • Location (N 49°32'38" - E 0°57'5")

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    Item Code: frhn064; Photograph: 3 June 2012
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