Saint-Valery-en-Caux


Saint-Valery-en-Caux

Saint-Valery-en-Caux is a seaside town and commune of the Seine Maritime "département", Haute-Normandie "région", Normandy, France, located 30 km west of Dieppe and 30 km east of Fécamp.

It is said to have been founded by Benedictine monks in 990 CE. It is a small fishing port in a sheltered basin surrounded by high chalk cliffs, its main source of income is now tourism. It has a population of around 6,000.

It is best known as the place where the British 51st (Highland) Infantry Division and French troops surrendered to Erwin Rommel on June 12 1940. The town was largely destroyed in the fighting in 1940. During the action French Cavalry on horseback faced German tanks.

Town Twinning

The town is twinned with:
* Inverness, Scotland
* Sontheim, Germany

External links

* [http://www.ville-saint-valery-en-caux.fr/ Website of Saint-Valéry-en-Caux] in French and English under development
* [http://www.inverness-town-twinning.com/stvalery.htm The City of Inverness Town Twinning - St Valéry en Caux]
* [http://aeroclub.cauchois.free.fr/Initiation.html Website of Aeroclub Cauchois (LFOS)] (French) discover Normandy from air.


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