Welcome to this fortified town, voted France's favourite village in Stephane Bern's programme in 2016. Walking around Montreuil-sur-Mer is like leafing through an enormous history book! From the Middle Ages to the present day, discover the exceptional heritage of this destination. A true culinary paradise, Montreuil is a destination to be savoured: cheese shops, starred restaurants, bakeries, chocolate shops, caterers, greengrocers...

But where exactly is Montreuil-sur-Mer located?

Montreuil-sur-Mer is a town located in the north of France on the Opal Coast. It is located near Berck sur Mer and our residence in Camiers Sainte-Cécile. If its official name is indeed "Montreuil", it is more commonly called "Montreuil sur Mer" to differentiate it from its Parisian counterpart. 

a little bit of history

Philippe II Auguste built a powerful castle at the beginning of the 13th century. Today, the remains of this construction can still be seen in the Citadel enclosure. A fortified gateway and several towers facing the Canche estuary, created to protect the old port of Montreuil.

The king also built a 5-kilometre long ring of ramparts to protect the city. The rampart of the time encompassed the upper and lower town. The succession of events and the king have meant that today the ramparts are 3km long and now have a half-moon entrance, a powder magazine and an arsenal built by Vauban.

In the footsteps of Victor Hugo

In 1837, the most famous French writer stopped briefly in Montreuil. A place he would remember years later, when writing his novel "Les Misérables".

This literary particularity is the pride of the people of Montreuil. Since 1996, 500 volunteers have been donning the costumes of their ancestors and those of the characters in the novel every year. The Les Misérables sound and light show in Montreuil-sur-mer is an institution. A reference show where fiction and reality are mixed, and a moving human story, in the mysterious setting of the citadel. The heritage department regularly offers the theme "In the footsteps of Victor Hugo" for guided tours dedicated to individuals during the school holidays.

Montreuil sur Mer is today a town of pretty streets, churches and chapels to discover. The town is also home to the Citadel Museum, a former fortified castle: a must-see when visiting Montreuil! If you want to see one of the emblematic places of the city of the ramparts, go and see the Saint-Firmin cave. 

At the Maison du Tourisme et du Patrimoine, immerse yourself in the adventure of Les Misérables, during a 7-stage tour of the city: visit the Montreuil tourist office website to find out more. 

A destination with unique flavours

Montreuil-sur-mer is an exceptional gastronomic destination. Between food shops and local producers, many restaurants offer the best of the local produce. Some have even been awarded stars and other prestigious awards.

Eating well is part of the DNA of the Montreuil area. The restaurants in Montreuil-sur-mer are numerous and offer an inexhaustible range of delicious dishes for all occasions.

Among these exceptional restaurants, some have been noticed by prestigious guides such as the Michelin guide and the Gault&Millau. Why not take a stroll through the market on the Place du Général de Gaulle on the same day before enjoying a good meal?

La Grenouillère

An author's cuisine that is frank, sincere and radical. A contemporary, uncluttered, wild décor: La Grenouillère and its luxurious hunter's huts guarantee an unforgettable experience. As for the table, the two-starred chef has no equal when it comes to upsetting your senses. A must.

The aim of Alexandre Gauthier, the two-starred chef, is to recreate the taste atmospheres of his surroundings. In a setting that is both stylish and picturesque, you can rediscover local or wild products, worked with finesse and originality.

Guide rankings: Gault Millau, Michelin, 2 stars

Labels: Maître Restaurateur


On 15 March 1979, Roland Gauthier opened La Grenouillère, two weeks before the birth of Alexandre, now a starred chef. 36 years later, the son opened Anecdote and chose to revisit his father's menu. A beautiful tribute to the chef who inspired him so much... For a perfect food/wine pairing, you can trust the restaurant's talented sommelier.

Guide ranking: Gault Millau

Le Froggy's Tavern

Don't miss this tavern. The menu is original, the atmosphere generous and the decor surprising. A perfect blend of modernity and history, sophistication and simplicity. Froggy's is sure to charm you!

Guide classification: Gault Millau

Le Bistronome

François, the chef of this renowned restaurant in Montreuil-sur-Mer, likes to revisit bistro cuisine with a touch of Asian inspiration. An explosion of colours (and flavours) guaranteed on the plate!

The restaurant also has a beautiful cellar with carefully selected wines that perfectly match the chef's inventive cuisine. The menu changes with the seasons.



If you are looking for a hotel with a nice room or a holiday rental near Montreuil sur Mer we have just what you need! Stay at our brand new Evancy residence in Camiers Sainte-Cécile, just a few kilometres from Montreuil, Le Touquet and Berck-sur-Mer. Trésors d'Opale benefits from an exceptional location only a few metres from the beach and will allow you to stay in fully equipped and tastefully decorated flats. 

Accommodation in Camiers Sainte-Cécile(6)


[Standard] Studio sofa bed

Opal Coast, France
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[Standard] Studio sofa bed & bunk beds

Opal Coast, France
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[Premium] Apartment with 1 bedroom, double bed

Opal Coast, France
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[Premium] Apartment one bedroom with double bed & bunk beds

Opal Coast, France
  • Free Cancellation

[Standard] Apartment with one bedroom with double bed & 2 bunk beds

Opal Coast, France
  • Free Cancellation

[Premium] Apartment with one bedroom with double bed, 2 single beds & bunk beds

Opal Coast, France
  • Free Cancellation
Around park: 18km