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Le Trrport

LE TRRPORT, a maritime town of northern France in the department of Seine-Inferieure, on the English Channel, at the mouth of the Bresle, 114 m. N.N.W. of Paris on the Northern railway. Pop. (1906) 4619. Owing to its nearness to the capital, Le Treport is a favourite watering-place of the Parisians. A good view is obtained from Mont Huon, which rises to the southwest of the town. The mouth of the Bresle forms a small port, comprising an outer tidal harbour and an inner dock accessible to vessels drawing from 13 to 16 ft. The fisheries and oyster parks with their dependent industries, shipbuilding and glass manufacture, furnish the chief occupations of the inhabitants. Coal, timber, ice and jute are imported; articles de Paris, sugar, etc., are exported. The chief buildings are the church of St Jacques (16th century), which has finely carved vaulting and good modern stained glass, and the casino erected 1896-1897. About i m. north-east of Le Treport is the small bathing resort of Mers. The Eu-Treport canal, uniting the two towns, has a length of about 3m., and is navigable by vessels drawing 14 ft. Le Treport ( the ancient Ulterior Portus)v/as a. port of some note in the middle ages and suffered from the English invasions. Louis Philippe twice received Queen Victoria here.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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