"Next Stop, England" Saint-Valéry-en-Caux by nickandchris

Saint-Valéry-en-Caux Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 13 photos

Au Revoir, France

This was our final stay in France, on our return leg of the Greek Adventure.

St-Valery-en-Caux is a one time fishing port on the Normandy coast, with extensive beaches and is well positioned for the channel ports of Dieppe and Le Havre. Nowadays, tourism is it's biggest business, with a modern marina and a popular beachside casino. It's population is in the region of 6000.

It is actually twinned with Inverness, in Scotland. During WW2 St. Valery was almost totally destroyed by the Germans and the 51st Highland Division were captured here in 1940. The friendly natives befriended the Scots who, in 1944, returned to St. Valery and liberated them. The entire centre of the town was rebuilt after the war.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great for gamblers
  • Cons:Too popular
  • Last visit to Saint-Valéry-en-Caux: Jul 1997
  • Intro Updated Dec 7, 2006
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  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2007 at 5:41 AM

    We came here out of season and we found this place really lovely.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2006 at 4:23 AM

    Hmmm...gambling and crowds...not my game...but it look beautiful! Hope your holiday is full of wonderful and magical memories!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2006 at 3:55 AM

    Nice little page on little French coastal town.

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