Dieppe is a seaside resort where the seafront has been developed with a promenade, grassy lawns and children’s play areas. Dieppe’s streets are busy with shops and restaurants, and the weekly market brings colour and tradition to the central square. The fishing port reaches right into the town itself, explaining its reputation for seafood, in particular the marmite dieppoise, a creamy fish stew. Visitors will be spoilt for choice with the range of cafés and restaurants.
Dieppe was once an important port for the trading of spices and ivory, and its château-museum displays a collection of sculpted ivory worked by local craftsmen as far back as the 16th Century plus a collection of Impressionist paintings. An 18-hole golf course nearby makes Dieppe a good choice for anyone keen to test the quality of Normandy’s golfing venues, and its sporting facilities include tennis courts, water sports plus a large pleasure marina. Dieppe is also famous for its international kite festival. There is a year round ferry service from Newhaven, as well as regular train services from Paris via Rouen.
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