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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 2 km (5 min)
Chief townRouen (at 93 km, 70 min)Tocqueville-sur-Eu at 3.4 km (5 min)
DepartmentSeine-MaritimeMesnil-Val at 4.2 km (7 min)
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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
  • 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...
  • Manor Briancon
  • 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...
  • Cider :
  • 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.
  • Water Club Criel-sur-Mer.
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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.


  • Fishing on Yères, can buy fishing licenses from the Office of Tourism Criel-sur-Mer.
  • Dairy Canehan which was produced camembert " The Wren " until the 1970s.
  • Viaduct Touffreville -sur- Eu: composed of nine arches, it was part of the old railway line between Dieppe to Eu.
  • Gate closes at Melleville : gatehouse of the 18th century.
  • Feudal Motte Cuverville -sur -Yères : the door of the castle is the only trace of this building from the 13th century.
  • Moulin des Prés in Sept- wheels : it is one of seven mills that gave the town its name.
  • Numerous sports clubs and leisure facilities.


Hiking Trail Mont Joli BoisHiking Trail Mont Joli Bois
Manor BrianconManor Briancon
Briancon ManorBriancon Manor
Beach low tideBeach low tide



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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 offers its La Villa Café restaurant. Sit in a room decorated Marine offering spectacular views of the cliffs backed Tréport. In the...
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 62 € 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 105 € 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 5 personsBelle vue  
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 270 € to 510 € 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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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  
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 36 € 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 79 €
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 81 €
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 WiFi and a 24-hour reception,...
Located 6.2 km from Criel-sur-MerRoom from 58 €

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Hotel Le Rayon Vert
Hotel Le Rayon Vert is the only hotel located on Etretat Beach in Normandy. It offers free Wi-Fi and some of its rooms have a view of the sea and cliffs....
Mercure Rouen Centre Cathédrale
This Mercure is located in central Rouen, next to Notre Dame Cathedral Rouen. It offers air-conditioned guest rooms, each...
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