La Calotterie

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La Calotterie
Coat of arms of La Calotterie
Coat of arms
La Calotterie is located in France
La Calotterie
La Calotterie
Coordinates: 50°28′36″N 1°43′41″E / 50.4767°N 1.7281°E / 50.4767; 1.7281Coordinates: 50°28′36″N 1°43′41″E / 50.4767°N 1.7281°E / 50.4767; 1.7281
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Berck
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Montreuillois
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean Lebas
Area1 9.48 km2 (3.66 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 559
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.

La Calotterie is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


A small village situated some 2 miles (3 km) northwest of Montreuil-sur-Mer at the D146 and D149 crossroads.


Historical population of La Calotterie
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 309 332 357 401 550 559
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[edit]

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).[1]

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Firmin, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • Three Chateaux nearby.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hill, D. et al. (1990)

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