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Travel Tuesday. Criel-sur-Mer, France.

Amelia TatnallComment

The salty air greeted me upon arriving in Criel-sur-Mer, a quaint coastal town in upper Normandy that exhibits maritime scenes like out of a book—chalk cliffs, pebble beaches, and hole-in-the-wall seafood restaurants, all dripping with history.  Since the 1300s, Criel-sur-Mer served as a port town in France, boasting of luxury hotels, casinos, and villas. Many years and two World Wars later, all that remains are the name plaques of former locations, the ever-eroding chalk cliffs, and the intriguing attempts to blend old and new as the town maintains both its history and current economy.

These were some of the new developments right off the beach, and I loved how they reflected the warmth of the town's colorful past (and its amazing sunsets).

Criel-sur-Mer, Normandy France

Criel-sur-Mer, Normandy France

Plage, Criel-sur-Mer, Normandy France

Plage, Criel-sur-Mer, Normandy France