Le Tréport

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Le Tréport
LeTreport panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Le Tréport
Coat of arms
Le Tréport is located in France
Le Tréport
Le Tréport
Coordinates: 50°04′N 1°22′E / 50.06°N 1.37°E / 50.06; 1.37Coordinates: 50°04′N 1°22′E / 50.06°N 1.37°E / 50.06; 1.37
Country France
Region Upper Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Eu
Intercommunality Communauté de communes interrégionale de Bresle Maritime
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Longuent
Area
 • Land1 6.77 km2 (2.61 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Population2 5,261
 • Population2 density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 76711 / 76470
Elevation 0–103 m (0–338 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Le Tréport is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in north-western France.

Geography[edit]

Le Tréport's cliffs, at sunset

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 Bresle river meets the English Channel here, in between the high (110 metres) chalk cliffs and the pebbly beach. Le Tréport is also a sea-side resort and home to a casino.

Population[edit]

Aerial view of the town
A view of the town
Historical population of Le Tréport
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2005 2006 2010 2011
Population 6136 6328 6816 6455 6227 5990 5719 5698 5255 5261
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Main sights[edit]

The 1908 funicular.
  • The remains of an eleventh-century abbey.
  • The chapel of St. Julien.
  • The lighthouse.
  • The new funicular, built in 2006, linking the town with the cliff-tops.
  • The church of St. Jacques, dating from the fourteenth century.
  • Two museums.

People[edit]

Paul Paray, conductor, was born here in 1886.

Miscellaneous[edit]

The three towns of Le Tréport, Eu and Mers-les-Bains are known locally as the Three sisters.

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