Patrimoine culturel

Villas Belle Epoque

This seaside resort has greatly developed with the arrival of the railway linking it to Paris at the beginning of the century. Listed as a protected area since 1986, the villas on the seafront and the neighbouring streets are a remarkable testimony to Art Nouveau. Worth a stop.


The villas of the seaside district bear witness to the charm of the Belle Epoque. With the discovery of sea bathing and its therapeutic benefits, Mers experienced a spectacular development. At the end of the 19th century, the railroad brought to our coasts the first vacationers called "bathers". These people, from the aristocracy and the rich bourgeoisie of the time, would settle there by building the first secondary residences of our modern world. Thalassotherapy had just been born. The style of the villas (Anglo-Norman, Flemish, Picard, Moorish, Renaissance, Louis XIII, Napoleon III, 1930s, ...), ... a "unique gem of architecture". Beautiful walk along the Esplanade du Général Leclerc (800m) where the villas of the protected sector have bow-windows, balconies, colored facades, ceramics which testify of the charm of the Belle Epoque.



  • Play area
  • Free car park
  • Toilets
  • Shop


Payment methods

  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Cash



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