Montreuil-sur-Mer Travel Guide

  • Abbatiale Saint-Saulve - Vaults
    Abbatiale Saint-Saulve - Vaults
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  • The ramparts of Montreuil-Sur-Mer.
    The ramparts of Montreuil-Sur-Mer.
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  • The town seen from the ramparts.
    The town seen from the ramparts.
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Montreuil-sur-Mer Things to Do

  • Abbatiale Saint-Saulve.

    A monastery existed here in the 10th c. The abbatial St. Saulve church dates from the 12th c. and showed a characteristic plan of the pilgrimage churches with a choir with ambulatory and radiating chapels.The church had to be rebuilt after an earthquake in 1467 and was burned down during the siege of 1537 and lost his choir, transept and the floor...

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  • The Citadel.

    A castle from the 13th c. was standing here facing the estuary of the river Canche. The town entrance towers remained but the citadel was built in 1567 in the form of a bastioned fort. The citadel can be visited.Spectacular is to descend by a path in the dry moat and make the tour of the citadel dominating with the 40 m high walls.Open: 10 - 12h &...

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  • The Ramparts.

    The ramparts "à la Vauban" dominate with their 40 m height the surrounding country offering nice perspectives on a green landscape around Montreuil and also on the streets and buildings of the town. Trees grow on the ramparts that have no parapet. The promenade (3 Km) on the ramparts is quite agreeable.The first walls were built in the 9th c. What...

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  • Hôtel-Dieu

    Hôtel-Dieu was founded by Gauthier de Montreuil at the beginning of the 13th century. It was dedicated to Saint Nicolas, patron of the afflicted. After the original chapel collapsed in 1467 (as well as the other churches in Montreuil), the sanctuary was built again and consecrated in 1475.The story of this sanctuary was very troubled: it was first...

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  • Abbatiale Saint-Saulve - art

    The church owns a small treasure consisting of reliquaries in different shapes and a beautiful mostrance with the faces of all the Apostles (you can see it in the second and third photos).Furthermore, you can see a painting that depicts Saint John, the Virgin with Jesus together with Her sister Elizabeth and her son, Saint John the Baptist....

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  • Abbatiale Saint-Saulve - sculptures and...

    The church has a certain number of sculptures and bas-reliefs.The first photo shows the ambo and the second a detail of it with bas-reliefs about the life of Jesus. The sculptured plates in the third picture feature some Stations of the Cross. The fourth image shows a statue of Jesus Christ and the last one, an ancient Cross.

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  • Abbatiale Saint-Saulve - inside

    Being a Romanesque church, Saint-Saulve has thick walls and columns, and small windows. Furthermore it is little illuminated, so it was difficult to take good pictures.The photos in this tip give you a general idea of what the interior of the church looks like.

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  • Abbatiale Saint-Saulve - overview

    The Saint-Saulve abbey church was first built in the 12th century where a 10th-century monastery dedicated to Saint Walloy lied earlier.The church was rebuilt after a natural catastrophe happened in 1467 but was set on fire during the 1537 siege, led jointly by England and Spain; the choir and the transept were destroyed.The only part of the...

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  • Mairie

    This elegant building houses the town hall of the Montreuil municipality. As you can see, it is full of flowers at every window and on the meadow in front of it (read the Local customs tip about flowers).You cannot miss the mairie, since it is lies in the same square as two important churches of the village.

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Montreuil-sur-Mer Hotels

  • Coq Hotel

    2, place de la Poissonnerie, Montreuil-sur-Mer, 62170, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Hermitage

    Place Gambetta, Montreuil-sur-Mer, 62170, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Auberge de la Grenouillere

    La madeleine-sous-Montreuil, Montreuil-sur-Mer, 62170, France

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

Montreuil-sur-Mer Restaurants

  • A pleasant dinner.

    We had read mixed reviews on Trip Advisor about this restaurant. The house being so typical, one of the oldest in town and the interior nicely decorated, we had a try. From the two menus at 32 and 40€ we chose the three course one at 32 €. The larger menu with cheese would have been too much for our appetites. The food was very good, only the...

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  • Brasserie type restaurant.

    When we arrived at the large parking of the Place du Général de Gaulle we saw that the terrace of one restaurant was nearly full with guests. Generally this is a good sign so that we went there for a lunch.They make Pizza's (typical of the North of Europe as everybody knows) but also Flammekeuche typical of … Alsace. So we tried two of these. The...

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  • Flowers here, too!

    We didn't have lunch in Montreuil, but it was nice to see that all the restaurants are located in ancient or traditional buildings and that even the new buildings fit the atmosphere very well.Of course, all of them are decorated with flowers, like private houses.

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Montreuil-sur-Mer Transportation

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    by Mikebond Updated Jan 1, 2010

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    Once you have arrived in Montreuil, do not park your car in front of this sign, unless you or another passenger have a physical handicap. Fines for this infraction are quite high in France.

    no parking unless handicapped

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Montreuil-sur-Mer Local Customs

  • War memorial monument

    This monument is supposed to commemorate the local people who died during a war - I don't know which war, and I cannot read the inscription under the statue.Anyway, it is quite an interesting monument, with a lot of flowers, as usual for this village.

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  • Flowers everywhere!

    Many towns and villages of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region have got the title of Ville Fleurie ("Flowered town" or something similar) and a number from one to four flowers is given to each of them according to how many flowers they have planted. Montreuil has been given four flowers and you can easily understand why: flowers are really at every...

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Montreuil-sur-Mer Off The Beaten Path

  • Ancient narrow streets

    Montreuil is an ancient town that has been able to preserve its Medieval structure, so you will see many narrow streets like this one during your walk there.

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  • Place Darnetal

    Place Darnetal is a small square full of flowers. Look at this nice fountain surrounded by flowerbeds and trees!

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