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Mers-les-Bains and Le Treport , Upper Normandy, France   22 August 2008

Étretat , Upper Normandy,  23 August 2008

 

 

Evening was gathering as we arrived in Mers-les-Bains, but the rain of the day gave way to late sunshine. The southern part of the beach was covered in fresh rip-rap.

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The shingle beach was clearing of holidaymakers, many of who presumably used the temporary canvas tents lining the beach. The architecture of period four-storey sea-front buildings was novel to my eye!

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The cliffs and beach of Mers-les-Bains.

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Across the estuary from Mers-les-Bains is the resort of Le Treport, making full use of the undercliff to squeeze in a town of large three or four storey houses. A cliff railway gives access to the cliff top; it is free but there was a long queue!

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Some climbing did generate a view over the town and back towards Mers-les-Bains. As the evening a busy restaurant trade developed.

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