Le Treport, Normandy: tourism & sightseeing
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Le Treport is a coastal port town on the English Channel in northern Seine-Maritime, normandy and just a few kilometres from Eu and Mers-les-Bains, which falls on the Picardy side of the River Bresle.
A long standing port town, Le Tréport was established as a seaside resort in the 19th century, it was with the arrival of 'paid holidays for all workers' in France in 1936 that the town really started to grow in popularity - it is one of the most accessible seaside resorts from Paris.
Explore Le Treport
Le Treport has a harbour that is active with both fishermen and visiting pleasure boats - be sure to visit the fish market in the hall at the end of the harbour for a chance to buy some of the locally caught fish, or stop in one of the local restaurants - fish dishes are a speciality!
Le Treport has a pebble beach (sand appears at low tide) that is perhaps functional rather than beautiful but the coast and the ends of the beach are also known for the coastal cliff scenery, with the white limestone cliffs dominating this part of the Normandy coast - they are the highest chalk cliffs in Europe.
Note: if you are visiting during the summer be sure to see the cliffs at Le Treport in the evening when they are carefully illuminated.
The coast is joined to the top of the cliffs by a funicular railway that passes through the cliffs (a fun experience and totally free!) or if you prefer there is a very long flight of steps leading up to the cliff top.
Within the town of Le Treport itself, which stands behind the harbour and is dominated by the church, there are also a few monuments of note to discover in the narrow winding streets. These include the Church of Saint Jacques, the Chapel of Saint-Julien, the presbytery and the original Town Hall (now a museum of local history).
The quartier des Cordiers is an interesting quarter. These homes belonged to the fishermen who were too poor to fish with nets and fished with long lines baited with sea-worms. The houses are notable for being in parallel rows, with each house having at least 3 stories and a basement. Cast iron balconies and ceramic nameplates add to their charm.
Visit Le Treport tourist information centre for a suggested route to follow when exploring which highlights the main features to discover in Le Treport.
A couple of war-related sights can also be visited - the Kahl-Burg galleries constructed in the rock by the Nazis during WWII, and two war cemeteries are nearby (one on the road towards Mesnil-Sorel and one in the direction Le Treport to Dieppe).
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Address: Tréport, Eu, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, 76470, France || GPS: latitude 50.0614, longitude 1.3719
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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby
- Mers-les-Bains: secteur sauvegarde
- Eu: recommended detour (4km)
- Hable-d'Ault: site of natural beauty (12km)
- Pointe du Hourdel: site of natural beauty (22km)
- Saint-Valery-sur-Somme: recommended detour (23km)
- Herbarium des remparts: remarkable garden (23km)
- Baie de Somme: grand site of france (24km)
- Réserve naturelle de la Baie de Somme: site of natural beauty (24km)
- Estran Cité de la mer: aquarium (25km)
- Parc et roseraie du château de Rambures: remarkable garden (26km)
- Dieppe: town of art and history (26km)
- Parc du Marquenterre: site of natural beauty (26km)
Market days in Le Treport, France
Regular market(s) are held in Le Treport each Tuesday & Saturday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Le Treport (Francais)