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 Mers les Bains

The chalk cliffs at Mers les Bains

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Mers les Bains



Mers les Bains is our next town to visit on our journey around the Somme estuary. We had a pleasant morning in Saint Valery sur Somme and decided to drive the 20 miles to visit Mers les Bains. The town is surrounded by massive chalk cliffs which you can see in the photos

We had a little trouble getting down to the town centre even with the sat nav. There are a lot of one way streets that lead you down to the harbour. We seemed to be going round in circles for awhile but managed in the end to find the centre.

The road down to the town with the cliffs in the background


Mers les Bains road and cliffs


The town is built between the sea and the cliffs, the beach is mainly pebbles. There is some sand when the tide is low. The beach faces the English Channel near the river Bresle.

The town started out has a small fishing port. It changed to a beach resort when the railway came to the town and people could come down from Paris. There are lots of brightly painted houses and villas cafes and restaurants. The town is very upmarket



The chalk cliffs

fishing boat picture

The sign to the Towns showing its best town award

The colourful house in the town

 mers-les-bains sign picture

 mers-les-bains town picture

Beach huts on the sea front

 mers-les-bains beach picture


The pebble Beach with the cliffs in the background

 mers-les-bains beach picture


Google street map of the sea front


Places to stay


Holiday Rental House 2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8 Villedieu-les-Poeles,Normandy


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The old lady. Charm of 1819. Property of 6 ha. private meadows and woods. Direct access to the river and the pond. Capacity of 8 people:

2 spacious bedrooms composed of a higher quality bedding. - Little Flame: 20m2 room with a stove in retro room. 2 Single beds. or 1 king choice. Room individual bath.

The Master Suite - 60m2 under roof. roof canopy over looking the river and the woods. King Size bed. Room individual bath. A sofa bed 2 places to stay and a sofa 2 places in the attic.

Garden Lounge. A dining table + a lounge. Providing Internet Access 2 fishing rods Bicycle Board Games

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