Cayeux-sur-Mer

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Cayeux-sur-Mer
Rue Fleury in Cayeux-sur-Mer
Rue Fleury in Cayeux-sur-Mer
Coat of arms of Cayeux-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Location of Cayeux-sur-Mer
Cayeux-sur-Mer is located in France
Cayeux-sur-Mer
Cayeux-sur-Mer
Cayeux-sur-Mer is located in Hauts-de-France
Cayeux-sur-Mer
Cayeux-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 50°10′54″N 1°29′45″E / 50.1817°N 1.4958°E / 50.1817; 1.4958Coordinates: 50°10′54″N 1°29′45″E / 50.1817°N 1.4958°E / 50.1817; 1.4958
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAbbeville
CantonFriville-Escarbotin
IntercommunalityCA Baie de Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Yvonne Perruchot
Area
1
26.29 km2 (10.15 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
2,785
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80182 /80410
Elevation0–15 m (0–49 ft)
(avg. 2 m or 6.6 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.

Cayeux-sur-Mer is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. During the First World War, the French government set up one of a series of brothels in order to make money from the women and soldiers involved. This led to British authorities setting up a Provision of tolerated brothels in December 1917 [1]

Geography[edit]

The commune is a seaside town, situated on the D102 road, some 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Abbeville.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Cayeux-sur-Mer
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population2724275028622649285627812785
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The boardwalk (quite famous and probably the longest of Europe), with about 400 cabins. The number diminishes with each passing year.
  • The station of the preserved railway, the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme.
  • The remains of the lighthouse, built in 1835, destroyed in August 1944 by the Germans.
  • "Benoît Champy", a 19th-century lifeboat that one can visit (Intersection Boulevard General Sizaire - Rue de la Halle).
  • Woodwork decorating the marriage room of the town hall, that originate from a former church.
Cayeux railway station

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