Located on the Alabaster Coast at the entrance to the Bresle Valley, at the foot of Europe’s highest limestone cliffs, Le Tréport is a commercial port, a fishing port and a marina all rolled into one. It dates back to the Roman era, but its greatest development period was towards the end of the 19th century. Nowadays, this port zone features the busiest fishing dock in Seine-Maritime.
Built between 1880 and 1900, the port zone took on its defnitive layout in 1991. Before that date, the fishing boats moored in the outer harbour, until the fishing dock was built near the Tourist Office.
But why are all those cars queueing on the dock?
You may well ask this question as you look down towards the far end of the dock. The answer is that there’s no good reason.
For many of us who live locally, there’s no sensible explanation. But after being away on holiday or for any other reason, there’s this inexplicable need to come and “soak up the atmostphere”, “see who’s around”, or just “make sure nothing has changed”…
That’s right. There’s nothing in particular going on. The simple toing and froing of sailing boats, trawlers, fishing boats and trade vessels is enough to keep this place busy.
Because, since the dawn of time, the docks have been the place where people “arrive” at this Destination and, once here, they just want to take time out to explore the surroundings…