Rue Fleury in Cayeux-sur-Mer
|Intercommunality||CA Baie de Somme|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Yvonne Perruchot|
|26.29 km2 (10.15 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||0–15 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 
|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
- 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.
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- Cayeux-sur-Mer, Tourism Office
- Cayeux-sur-Mer, City council
- Cayeux-sur-Mer, Somme Bay Kitesurf School
- Photos of the seaside towns (in French)
- Cayeux-sur-Mer on the Quid website (in French)
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