Montreuil-sur-Mer _ Vue Rue © CRTC Hauts-de-France - Benoit BremerMontreuil-sur-Mer _ Vue Rue © CRTC Hauts-de-France - Benoit Bremer
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Visit Montreuil-sur-Mer

The harmony of nature and architecture between the upper and lower town

Oozing both old-fashioned and bucolic charm, Montreuil-sur-Mer promises a wonderful escape to the country, close to the popular beaches of the Opal Coast’s seaside resorts. Come wander along the walls of the Citadel’s medieval ramparts, reworked by French military engineer Vauban, and enjoy the fantastic view of the river Canche and the streets lined with 18th-century hotels. If you happen to see several references to Victor Hugo, it’s because the town was where he found inspiration for the first part of Les Misérables.

4 good reasons to visit Montreuil-sur-Mer

Reason n°1

Nearby, only a 50-minute drive from Calais

Reason n°2

Unique, thanks to its Citadel listed as a Historic Monument

Reason n°3

Bucolic, thanks to its bountiful valleys

Reason n°4

Made famous by Victor Hugo who made Jean-Valjean in Les Misérables mayor of the town

In the words of Victor Hugo…

Montreuil-sur-Mer would better be named Montreuil-sur-plaine. Because the town is seated high, there is an admirable view of the hills and prairies from the ramparts

Victor Hugo - Letter to Adèle

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