"Endroit très agréable moins couru qu'Etretat." Yport by breughel

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Petit port de pêche et station balnéaire.

A 5 km de Fécamp se trouve au bout d'une valleuse (vallée découpée à travers la falaise) ce petit port de pêche combiné avec une station balnéaire familiale.
Des barques à fond plat du type doris ou plates décorent la plage à galets ornée de quelques vieux cabestans qui servaient à haler les barques au sec.

A l'est se profile une longue ligne de hautes falaises jusqu'au port de Fécamp.

La plage et le bord de mer présentent toutes les commodités - cabines pour baigneurs et même un casino - d'une station balnéaire classée en 1929.
Avec ses mille habitants Yport combine les petites maisons de pêcheurs en briques et silex avec de belles villas qui furent habitées par des peintres comme Monet, Renoir, Boudin ou des auteurs comme de Maupassant et Gide.

C'est un endroit très agréable moins couru qu'Etretat. En ce début mai le parking en bord de mer était suffisant et gratuit.

The law of least effort.

I wrote this page only in French because nearly all visitors I met here spoke French or did understand it.

On the MAG forum some members from Asia asked VT to become less unilingual. It's a fact that TripAdvisor for example has sections in various languages.

Each time I write a review on VT my effort to write a tip with some content (not just a photo plus two lines of text) is twice that of Anglophones because I have to translate in English.
I always wrote in English, when the destination is one attracting tourists from all over the world. Sometimes I added French for destinations visited by many Francophones.

Actually in France I visited places like here on the Côte d'Albâtre where I did not hear a single word of English but where a large majority of visitors were French tourists or Belgians speaking or understanding French. The other foreign tourists were Dutch whose plurilingual abilities are well known and British who were "habitués" and had made the effort to learn some French.

I therefore wonder why I should not write in French, which is not my mother's language but my cultural language, about destinations where the probability of finding tourists speaking or understanding French is more than 95% or where the probability of 100% unilingual English speaking tourists is nearly nil.

It's just a question of adequate marketing. Why write tips in English for people who will never visit these French destinations?

  • Last visit to Yport: May 2011
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    So much about Normandie coast and I have not got there yet, but maybe one day. You have some nice photos and comments

    • breughel's Profile Photo
      Oct 27, 2013 at 6:40 AM

      Thank you for reading these reviews in French. Actually I couldn't find a translation of the technical marine terms.

  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2013 at 5:21 AM

    Je n'avais jamais vu cette page, très intéressant! Quel bel hommage à la pêche traditionnelle, avec en prime de superbes paysages!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2012 at 3:57 AM

    I’m glad to learn that they still go fishing at least often enough to supply the local restaurants with fresh fish – unlike some seaside resorts where all you can get to eat is frozen pizza.


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