Monday, January 9, 2012


Funicular starts with f-u-n
An outil ludique is how the Tréport mayor described his city's funicular, refurbished in 2006 after 60 years of abandon.
The funicular links the lower city to its upper terrace, saving citizens and tourists 365 steps up and down. It's free of charge to all users!

The funicular climbs and descends this chalk cliff, part of the 120 km formation that extends from Le Havre to Le Tréport, on the Côte d'Albâtre. Steady erosion of the chalk gives the water its milky green color.
View from the cliffs of Tréport, a fishing port on La Manche.  For your free trip up the cliff, click here.

un outil:  a tool
ludique:  playful
un funiculaire:  a funicular
gratuit(e):  free
Côte Albâtre:  Alabaster Coast
La Manche:  The English Channel; literally "the sleeve"

©2012 P.B. Lecron

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