to Le Tréport. LE TRÉPORT. 3. Route. 37
Branch-railway to (21'/2 M.) Abbeville, see p. 14.
A Diligence plies daily in summer from Eu to (5 M.) Ault (1 fr.) and
(6 M.) Onival (1 fr. 30 c). — Ault, or Bourg-d'Ault (St. Pierre; de France;
de Paris. — Lodgings, Casino), is a small sea-bathing resort at the end of a
narrow valley. — Onival (Continental; de la Plage. — Casino), another
small bathing-resort, lies at the end of the cliffs and at the beginning of
a bank of shingle extending to beyond (5'/2 M.) Cayeux (p. 12).
A marshy district, between hills, is now traversed. The rail¬
way passes a little to the left of Mers (see below).
HS^M!. le Tréport. — Hotels. Hôtel de la Plage, des Bains, de
France, with sea-view, déj. 3'/î, D. 4 fr. ; de l'Eorope, not so well
situated, R. from 3 fr.; de Calais, in the upper part of the town, at some
distance from the beach, déj. 2'/2, pens. 6-9fr.
Sea-Baths. Cabin 30 c, costume 60 c, 'peignoir' 20-25 c, bathing at¬
tendant 50 c.
Casino. Adm. for 1 day l'/2 fr. ; subscription for a fortnight 14 fr.,
for a month 25 fr. ; 2 pers. 24 and 40 fr. ; 3 pers. 30 and 50 fr.
Omnibus to Mers (30 c); to Eu (30 c).
Le Tréport, a small town with 4750 inhab., is situated at the
mouth of the Bresle, at the base of a lofty cliff. The town itself
is quite uninteresting, and its small harbour is chiefly used by
fishing-boats. Tréport, however, from its proximity to Paris , is a
very popular sea-bathing resort, in spite of its small and disagree-
ably shingly beach, which is to a great extent monopolized by the
Casino, recently rebuilt. The space betwixt the cliff and the sea is
very narTOw, a fact which reacts upon the streets and the houses,
so that lodging in the town is not recommended, more especially as
the odours emitted by the harbour at low water and the close con¬
tact with the fishing population are anything but agreeable. Bath¬
ing, lounging on the pier, and the amusements of the casino are
the only alternative distractions to walking to Eu (p. 36) or Mers
and ascending the cliff. An attempt has been made to create
a visitors' quarteron the top of the cliff by the construction of flights
of stairs with 378steps, but the spéculation has hitherto failed and
the streets remain unbuilt.
The only noteworthy édifices in the old town are the Hôtel de
Ville, in a tower of the 16th cent., recently altère d ; a Timber
House dating from the Renaissance period (higher up, to the right,
opposite the church); and the Church of St. Jacques, which rises
above the harbour. The chief objects of interest in the last, which
was built in the 16th cent., are the Madonna at the entrance, the
key-stones ofthe vaults, the modem stained glass (by Lusson),
the altar-pieces, theDescent from the Cross in painted stone, and the
piscina in a chapel to the right of the choir.
Mers. — Hotels. Grand Hôtel do Casino (pens. 9-12 fr.), Bellevue
(pens. 7-10 fr.), both on the beach; des Eains, R. & A. 3-6 fr., L. 30 c,
B. 3/4) déj. 3, D. 3'/2 fr. incl. wine, pens. 7-11, omn. 1/2 fr. ; Petit, pens.
7-10 fr.; de Mers; the three last on the 'prairie'.
Sea-Baths. Cabin 30 c, costume 60 c, 'peignoir" 20 c, attendant 40 c.
Casino. Adm. for one day 1, per week 4 fr., fortnight 63/i fr., month
12 fr., etc.; 2 pers. 7'/4, 12, & 21 fr. ; 3 pers. 11, 18, & 31'/2 fr.
Mers is a sort of suburb of Le Tréport, from which it is 3/4 M.