Driving holidays to Montreuil sur Mer
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Montreuil is situated at the mouth of the river Canche, to the west of Pas-de-Calais. It is known as Montreuil-sue-Mer as it was once a port, but due to the silting of the river, it is now stranded some 12km inland. The town is situated on a hill, surrounded by ramparts, remnants of its defence features and is the most beautiful walled town in northern France.
Roger Rodière MuseumThis museum of art and history is named after an archaeologist who lived in the town. The exhibitions of sacred art, much donated over the years, show the rich faith and generosity of residents and the churches in Montreuil. (not shown).
CitadelIn 1567 on the foundations of an old castle, this structure was built facing the estuary of the river Canche and since 1926 has been a listed Ancient Monument. Take the path down into the dry moat, a great way to view the 40 meter high walls.
The RampartsMontreuil-sur-Mer is a fortified city, built on high ground and surrounded by ramparts, started as long ago as the 9th century. The 3km walk around is easy and provides unlimited views of the Canche valley and its surrounding landscapes.
Saint Saulve ChurchMonks founded this monastery in the 10th-century, and today offers a real mix of architectural features including eye-catching vaults. The church displays include small treasures, paintings, sculptures and sacred art. (not shown).
Hotel-DieuFounded in the 13th-century, this chapel was used as a hospital until 1992 and became a listed monument in 2000. It still retains its tower and statues, while inside you can see pieces of furniture dating back to the 17th-century. (not shown).
Notre-Dame MonasteryThis monastery was inhabited by Cathusian monks from the 14th to the 20th century, and since their departure those who have used the site have respected the heritage of the place. A visit to this site will show take you on a trip through its intriguing history.