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).
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 ...
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.