Somme Estuary

Mers-les-Bains

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Mers-les-Bains
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The 19C fashion for sea bathing, its 1km/0.6mi-long pebble-stone beach and the arrival of the railway all played a role in the rise to fame of Mers-les-Bains. Opposite Le Tréport, the seafront and adjacent streets are lined with a remarkable number of Belle Époque seaside villas. As is often the case in these 19C resorts, architectural eclecticism reigns, with a preference for Art nouveau. Indeed, the facades are a fanciful riot of overhanging eaves, turrets, oriels, loggias and wooden and wrought-iron balconies...