Le Tréport in Normandy

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Le Tréport is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in Normandy, France. The three towns of Le Tréport, Eu and Mers-les-Bains are known locally as the Three sisters.

A small fishing port and light industrial town situated in the Pays de Caux, some 21 miles (34 km) northeast of Dieppe at the junction of the D 940, the D 78 and the D 1015 roads. The mouth of the river Bresle meets the English Channel here, in between the high (110 metres or 360 feet) chalk cliffs and the pebbly beach. Le Tréport-Mers station has rail connections to Beauvais. Le Tréport is also a sea-side resort and home to a casino.

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The city was powered by an electric tramway from 1902. The operation of the Eu-Le Tréport-Mers tramway ceased in 1934. The vocation of Le Tréport as a seaside resort began under the reign of Louis-Philippe, when the family of this sovereign, residing regularly in Eu, inaugurated the fashion for sea bathing. The Parisian upper middle class wasted no time in building villas on the waterfront and lead a social life there until the eve of Second World War. The tramway was installed at this time as a corollary. The Tréport – Mers railway station, opened on May 12, 1872, gave Parisians access to the seaside resort and stirred its development. We saw travelers getting off a pleasure train, before the First World War.

Most of the villas were destroyed during the military operations of 1944, which explains the presence of typical Reconstruction architecture, particularly by the sea. A college in Tréport has the name of Rachel-Salmona, in memory of a 10-year-old girl deported in February 1943, suffering the fate of her father Vitali a few months later, in the Auschwitz camp with her sister, her mother and his grandmother, after being interned in Dieppe and the Drancy camp. The German army fearing during the whole of the Second World War a landing in Normandy, had several galleries drilled into the cliff to build defenses there facing the sea. These galleries, the whole of which bears the name of Kahl-Burg, are accessible and can be visited today. Peace and reconstruction brought a comeback of popular tourism and beach life.

An oyster bed, where you could taste the seafood at the very exit of the basins, was located at the very end of the pier, just below the cliffs, after the funicular. A picturesque and popular place, the oyster bed closed its doors in the 1970s.

Read more on Le Tréport-Mers, seine-maritime-tourisme.com – Le Tréport and Wikipedia Le Tréport (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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