The highest chalk cliffs in Europe (106 m on Mont Joli-Bois) majestically frame the pebbly beaches of Criel and Mesnil-Val, overlooking the fishing grounds: the tides, the fisherman on foot and picked mussels winkles, crabs in the rocks dislodged and cakes, and trap in his "pushers" Shrimps and prawns.
Criel-sur-Mer and Valley Yères ... At two o'clock in the Paris region on the coast of the Alabaster Coast, Criel and its valley offer nature lovers and fishing the exceptional meeting of the coast is still wild and unspoilt green countryside. Paradise for hikers, away from industrial pollution and commercial Valley Yères (first category river), offers stunning views in a series of rural villages and mills.
Pebble beaches and cliffs of chalk and flint
Both beaches Criel ( Criel -Plage and Mesnil- Val) made of pebbles whose exploitation has contributed to the economic boom there a few decades can boast of being framed by the highest chalk cliffs Europe, overlooking the sea 106 meters up Mont Joli Bois.
From the highest point, you can see good weather west of the lighthouse Ailly beyond Dieppe and East Bay of the Somme...
Built in the late 16th century, belonged to the lords of Briançon, the mansion was purchased in 1695 by Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, "La Grande Mademoiselle", a cousin of Louis XIV. It converts hospice dedicated to the education of orphans of sailors.
He became the mayor of Criel in 1972 after the departure of the last nuns and currently houses the administrative offices, the library and various activity rooms for associations and receptions...
The Saint -Aubin church
Originally built in the 14th century, destroyed and rebuilt in the 16th century, renovated in the 19th century church of Criel guard the remains of different periods.
It is composed of chert, sandstone and white stones.
The adjacent rectory was recently renovated into a space called Childhood " TITOU."
The ancient gardens of the priest, also rehabilitated, are accessible in the day to the public ( enter opposite the cemetery ).
Castle Chantereine :
It would have been built around 1770 by the Marchioness of Reynel, change owners several times, repeatedly requisitioned for military purposes, and was acquired in 1930 by the Union of Cooperators (COOP ) into a colony rental that will call up to 2,000 children a year.
It was bought in 1984 by the town and becomes a shelter ( hostel and groups welcome ).
In its schedules, it is home to many activity rooms for community groups and is seen with a sports hall ( gym).
Putting the recent standards of its kitchens and refurbishment of rooms and allows the reception of local groups and local events...
Mesnil -Val and architecture :
Simultaneously fashionable bathing launched in the early 19th century, the Normandy coast is enriched by numerous villas of a new architecture for complex roofs, overhanging balconies, gazebos, terraces and lodges.
Mesnil -Val gathers near the beach ( Sea Street and adjacent streets ) an example of the typical properties made of a combination of exposed frames, timber framed, brick and flint walls adorned with decorations ceramic and glazed pottery..
Yres and its valley :
Rivière first class protected from industrial pollution, Yres, coastal river rises about forty miles from the coast.
It winds through the wooded hills of oak and beech, and compliments many mills, some of which are restored.
Place of hiking or horseback riding, the valley remains one of the finest and most natural of Normandy...
Manufacture of cider brandy from Normandy ageless, aged in oak barrels, and Norman cider cocktail.
Tour and tasting every Saturday or by appointment throughout the year. Receiving individuals and groups. Information +33 6 66 75 74 05 or +33 2 35 86 78 54.
Design Studio jewelry, art objects and mineral gemstones. Visit the workshop by appointment at +33 2 35 50 73 36.