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The city of Yport was another stop on my route along the coast. The village Halfway between Etretat and Fecamp is a bit larger than the others but still only had around 1000 inhabitants. The city has a beautiful church built in the style of the region. It is a fairly large church for a small city like this. The church looks amazing when you see it from the road down to the city centre.
Apparently was the church the reason for the commune of Yport to come into existence in the 19th century. Officially, the commune of Yport was created on January 1, 1843 and its first mayor was Jean-Baptiste Feuilloley. The 19th century marked the beginning of the rise of sea-fishing and many people were attracted to the area by the work and the population reached 1800. The sea front evolved considerably during this period. Later, in the 1960s, fishing disappeared, like everywhere on the Côte d'AlbâtreAs a working port, the sea front had fishing-smacks, skiffs, and other vessels moored up to the bollards. During the 19th century, sea-bathing came into fashion, and Yport did not escape from it. The pace of life in the fishing village changed only very little. Yport is today primarily a tourist town, with a casino, the beach and many quality restaurants