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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Criel-sur-Mer
Insee code76192
AltitudeFrom 0 to 106 meters
Surface21.12 km²
Population2834 inhabitants
Density134 inhabitants/km²


National labelsTouffreville-sur-Eu at 1.7 km
Chief townRouen (at 93 km, 70 min)Tocqueville-sur-Eu at 3 km
DepartmentSeine-MaritimeMesnil-Val at 3 km
RegionUpper NormandySearch another town


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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
  • The two beaches Criel (Criel-Plage and Mesnil-Val) made of pebbles whose use has contributed to economic growth decades ago, can boast of being framed by the highest chalk cliffs of Europe, overlooking the Sea of ​​106 m at the top of Mont Joli Bois.
  • From the highest point, one can see in good weather to the west of the lighthouse Ailly beyond Dieppe and East Bay of the Somme ...
  • The manor of Briançon:
  • Built in the late 16th century, property of the lords of Briançon, the manor was bought in 1695 by Anne Marie Louise of Orleans, "La Grande Mademoiselle", a cousin of Louis XIV. It converts into a hospice dedicated to education for orphans of sailors.
  • He became the mayor of in 1972, Criel, after the departure of the last religious and currently houses the administrative offices, library and various activity rooms for receptions and associations ...
  • The church of Saint-Aubin:
  • Originally built in the 14th century, destroyed and rebuilt during the 16th century, renovated 19th century church of Criel guard the remains of different periods.
  • It is made of flint, sandstone and white stones.
  • The parsonage adjoining recently renovated to become an Area Child called "Titou".
  • The old priest's garden, also restored, are open to the public during the day (enter opposite the cemetery).
  • Castle Chantereine:
  • It would have been built in the 1770s by the Marquise de Reynel, changed owners several times, has repeatedly requisitioned for military purposes, and was acquired in 1930 by the Union of Cooperatives (COOP) to make a colony holiday parade which will see up to 2000 children per year.
  • It was bought in 1984 by the town and became a center of accommodation (hostel and home groups).
  • In its annexes, it is home to many activity rooms for community groups and is seen with a sports hall (gym).
  • The recent upgrading of its kitchens and redevelopment of the rooms and allows the reception of local groups and local events ...
  • Mesnil-Val and architecture:
  • At the same time the fashion of sea bathing started in the early 19th century, the Normandy coast enriched many villas of a new architecture for complex roofs, overhanging balconies, gazebos, decks and boxes.
  • Mesnil-Val together near the beach (Sea Street and adjacent streets) a fine example of typical properties made from a combination of timbers, of half-timbered, brick and flint walls adorned with decorations ceramics and pottery glazed ..
  • The Yères and its valley:
  • River Tier preserved from industrial pollution, Yères, coastal river, rises about forty kilometers from the coast.
  • It winds through wooded hills of oak and beech and embellished many mills, some of which are restored.
  • Place of hiking and riding, its valley is one of the finest and most natural of Normandy ...
  • Cider:
  • Manufacture of cider brandy from Normandy ageless, aged in oak barrels, cocktail Norman cider.
  • Tour and tasting every Saturday or by appointment throughout the year. Receipt of individual and groups. Information +33 6 66 75 74 05 or +33 2 35 86 78 54.
  • Workshop to create jewelry, art objects in minerals and precious stones. Visit the workshop by appointment at +33 2 35 50 73 36.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Criel-sur-Mer
Leisure centresBeach of Criel sur Mer,   Beach of the Mesnil-Val


  • Every Wednesday morning traditional market.
  • Every Sunday morning during the season: traditional market at Criel Plage.
  • Flea market at the center of Criel-sur-Mer: May 8 and August 15.
  • Read at the Beach library and activities around the book, open to all on the beach, the month of July and August.
  • Festival of the Arts and the Manor: the last week of July to 15 August (exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photography ...) and entertainment (theatrical, musical or otherwise ...) all weekend.


Hiking Trail Mont Joli BoisHiking Trail Mont Joli Bois
Manor BrianconManor Briancon
Briancon ManorBriancon Manor
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French cuisine restaurantHostellerie de la Vieille Ferme  
Enjoy an exceptional moment in one place. Located 300 meters from the sea and cliffs, the Hostellerie de la Vieille Ferme is a charming restaurant in a typical Norman house. The cuisine...
Located in Criel-sur-Mer28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Villa Café  
Le Tréport
Located on the seafront, the Hotel La Villa Marine welcomes you to his restaurant La Villa Café. Sit in a room decorated marine offering a splendid view over the cliffs backed Tréport....
Located 6.6 km from Criel-sur-Mer27 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAu Bellevue  
TO TRÉPORT - Breathtaking views of the sea, local specialties and delicacies sailors menu, elegant interior and welcoming ... Au Bellevue you're eating at Mers-les-Bains is a small...
Located 7.5 km from Criel-sur-Mer37 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsLes Chambres d'hôte des Chtis à Le Trépo    
Le Tréport
House on the cliffs of Tréport. Following Marine: two to six people in three bedrooms, two and bedding 180.140 90. Dining area, refrigerator, TV, bathroom and WC. The Yellow Room: 160-bed,...
Located 5.4 km from Criel-sur-MerFrom 50 € to 60 € the double room 
Villa with 3 bedroomsLes hortensias    
The hortensias: Magnificent estate of 8000 m² ranking lodging France 3 ears with heated indoor pool, sauna, fitness equipment, bowling and games room: Billiards, Pinball, and Baby Foot,...
Located 7.8 km from Criel-sur-MerFrom 95 € to 110 € the double room 
Manor house with 3 bedroomsManoir de beaumont    
4épis Charming normandy manor between sea and forest in a beautifull parck overlooking the valley, three rooms, red michelin guide 2013. Alastair sawday's guide.
Located 9.1 km from Criel-sur-MerFrom 52 € to 63 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsBelle vue tarif exceptionnel mars  
Le Tréport
Apartment on 3rd floor, 52 m² very bright in the city center, facing the sea, harbor and cliffs. 3 bed rooms, 1 bed 1.40 1.20 0.90 1 bed 1 sofa bed. Free car vehicle. The household...
Located 6.3 km from Criel-sur-MerFrom 260 € to 497 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsGItes Trèportais
Le Tréport
1st floor apartment of a house overlooking the marina and the sea Located in Tréport, 5 minutes walk from Mers Les Bains and 30 minutes walk from EU (royal city, castle, museum of glass...)...
Located 6.5 km from Criel-sur-MerFrom 450 € to 550 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsGItes Trèportais
Le Tréport
Ground floor apartment of a house overlooking the marina and the sea Located in Tréport, 5 minutes walk from Mers Les Bains and 30 minutes walk from EU (royal city, castle, museum of...
Located 6.5 km from Criel-sur-MerFrom 450 € to 550 € per week 

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181 places over 5,5 haCamping vitamin'    
In a quiet and green location. We reserve a pleasant stay in Normandy, beach and city of Dieppe center 2.5 km, sailing, marina and golf 18 holes at 1 km. heated pool area with waterslides...
Located 22 km from Criel-sur-MerFrom 17.40 € to 23.40 € per day 
290 places over 8,5 haLe Marqueval    
Le Marqueval, campsite appreciate for his friendly atmosphere is situated in a green site and offer you many relaxation possibilities ; on site you will find a swimming pool, bar with...
Located 23 km from Criel-sur-MerFrom 16 € to 22 € per day 
260 places over 6 haLe walric     NEW
A comfortable, 4-star campsite situated in the heart of the Baie de Somme and next to the lovely Medieval Village of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. You will discover several villages with...
Located 28 km from Criel-sur-MerFrom 19 € to 35 € per day 

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Hostellerie de la Vieille Ferme - Hotel in Criel-sur-MerHostellerie de la Vieille Ferme     
Situated between Dieppe and Tréport, 300 meters from the sea and the highest cliffs in Europe, the Hostellerie de la Vieille Ferme offers comfortable and charming accommodation. It...
Located in Criel-sur-MerRoom from 89 €
Hotel Royal Albion - Hotel in Criel-sur-MerHotel Royal Albion    
This hotel, set in an old manor house, is located 50 metres from the beach of Mesnil-Val-Plage. It offers a garden, a terrace and rooms that are traditionally decorated with a flat-screen...
Located 3.2 km from Criel-sur-MerRoom from 57 €
La Residence du Nil - Hotel in Criel-sur-MerLa Residence du Nil    
Le Tréport
Located in the heart of Le Tréport, famous for its cliffs, this property is just 50 metres from the fishing harbour. It offers self-catering studios with free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception,...
Located 6.2 km from Criel-sur-MerRoom from 63 €

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Spa-Hotel De Bourgtheroulde
This boutique hotel is located in Rouen’s historic centre, next to the Gros Horloge. Guests have free access to the indoor pool, fitness and spa centre...
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