Saint-Étienne-au-Mont

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Saint-Étienne-au-Mont (English: Saint-Etienne-au-Mont, Dutch: Sint-Steven Berg) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France near Boulogne-sur-Mer. Besides the main settlement Saint-Étienne-au-Mont, the commune consists of the two smaller settlements Pont-de-Briques and Écault.

Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
The route to Ecault beach
The route to Ecault beach
Coat of arms of Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont is located in France
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont is located in Hauts-de-France
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Saint-Étienne-au-Mont
Coordinates: 50°40′56″N 1°37′37″E / 50.6822°N 1.6269°E / 50.6822; 1.6269Coordinates: 50°40′56″N 1°37′37″E / 50.6822°N 1.6269°E / 50.6822; 1.6269
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBoulogne-sur-Mer
CantonOutreau
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération du Boulonnais
Government
 • Mayor (2012–2014) Brigitte Passebosc
Area
1
14.05 km2 (5.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
5,076
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62746 /62360
Elevation3–113 m (9.8–370.7 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

Saint-Étienne-au-Mont is a small farming and light industrial town situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Boulogne, at the junction of the D52 and D940 roads. The Liane river flows from the north of the commune to the south-east. Beyond Écault lies the English Channel (in the west).

 
Panorama from Mount Ecault and in the distance, the English Channel.

PopulationEdit

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3423 4389 4301 4632 5037 4995 5112
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interestEdit

 
Aréna, Centre des Dunes
 
Chapelle d'Écault
 
Ecault Dunes

HikingEdit

To get a good idea of the area you can walk the Sentier de la Converserie.[7] The name is derived from the Converserie, a building on the site of a former leper colony. It encompasses Le Chemin des Juifs[8] and passes Aréna and the Château d’Hardelot (now the Centre Franco-brittanique de l'Entente Cordiale[9]) as well as the local cemetery (which contains de CWGC cemetery).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ The CWGC cemetery at St. Etienne-au-Mont
  3. ^ Château de Pont-de-Briques in Base Merimee: IA00062560
  4. ^ Château d’Hardelot in the Simple English Wikipedia
  5. ^ Château d'Audisque in Base Merimee: IA00062536
  6. ^ The PGL website
  7. ^ Leaflet describing the route on the Boulonnais website
  8. ^ The Way of the Jews on the Saint-Etienne-au-Mont website
  9. ^ The Château d’Hardelot website

External linksEdit