|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes du Montreuillois|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jean Lebas|
|• Land1||9.48 km2 (3.66 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||59/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62196 / 62170|
|Elevation||2–58 m (6.6–190.3 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
A small village situated some 2 miles (3 km) northwest of Montreuil-sur-Mer at the D146 and D149 crossroads.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Visemarest and Quentovic
Close to the village of La Calotterie is the hamlet of Visemarest. Excavations coordinated by Dr David Hill of Manchester University between 1984 and 1991 uncovered the remains of a substantial early-medieval settlement there. This is now accepted as the site of the port and trading settlement of Quentovic or 'Quentovicus', although the finds from the excavations are located in the Musée de Quentovic in Étaples (the museum predating the discovery of the site itself by a number of years).
Places of interest
- The church of St.Firmin, dating from the eighteenth century.
- Three Chateaux nearby.
- Hill, D. et al. (1990)
- Hill, D. et al. (1990). 'Quentovic defined', Antiquity, 64, no. 242.
- INSEE commune file
- La Calotterie on the Quid website (French)
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