Le Tréport

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Le Tréport
Commune
A general view of Le Tréport
A general view of Le Tréport
Coat of arms of Le Tréport
Coat of arms
Le Tréport is located in France
Le Tréport
Le Tréport
Location within Normandy region
Le Tréport is located in Normandy
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 Normandy
Department Seine-Maritime
Arrondissement Dieppe
Canton Eu
Intercommunality CC Villes Sœurs
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Laurent Jacques (PCF)
Area1 6.77 km2 (2.61 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 5,261
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
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 Normandy, 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
Year1962196819751982199019992005200620102011
Population6136632868166455622759905719569852555261
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Administration[edit]

The current mayor of Le Tréport is Laurent Jacques of the PCF political party. He became 1st vice-mayor following the 2014 municipal elections (2014-2020). He took over as mayor in January 2016 upon the demise of his predecessor Alain Longuent (PCF).

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 1907-08, and restored in 2006,[1] 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.

Television[edit]

Le Tréport was used as the location for the 2014 French police thriller Witnesses ("Les témoins"). The series, which was written by Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux, starred Thierry Lhermitte and Marie Dompnier. Its style and tempo have been compared to Scandinavian noir such as Wallander, The Bridge and The Killing.

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