Le Tréport, Normandy
northernmost town of the
d'Albâtre, is quite old yet still fairly small with a
of around 6,500.
Without the sprawl of
modern construction around it, the town retains much of the antique
architectural character. That
said, it has
been quite developed for tourism and is a busy resort with
lots of partying during the summer. We went there in November and were
happy to have missed the crowds. The dramatic cliffs of Normandy’s
Côte d'Albâtre, some rising over 120 meters (almost 400 feet), begin
here and stretch
southward to the Cap de la Hève at Le Havre.
Approaching from the
north via the adjacent commune
Ville de Mers-les-Bains, one of
the first things we noticed was the popularity of fishing along the
quays that ring Le
Tréport's harbor. The beach is popular with surfers (both
wind and wave), and there’s also lots of amusements and activities for
kids and adults on both banks of the Bresle River.