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A Normandy town whose economy and history have always been closely linked to the sea, Dieppe is a dynamic place with a surprising amount to offer holidaymakers.

Dieppe is a port town of art and history. Protected by cliffs, Dieppe is a seaside resort whose economy is primarily built on the four ports in the town centre: trade, fishing, leisure and cross-Channel services. There are a number of ferries that operate between Dieppe and the UK and the town is very popular with its British neighbours.

With its rich history as a major port since the 12th century, numerous explorers and corsairs set sail from the town to explore the high seas. The town has retained some of the architectural treasures from its golden age, notably the sailors' area of Le Pollet and its distinctive houses.

There's something for everyone in Dieppe! Start your cultural visit to Dieppe at the Château musée, which recounts the town's maritime history and is home to works by Braque, Picasso and Boudin. Next, explore the churches of Saint Jacques and Saint Rémi, before heading to place du Puits salé or the Cité de la mer. Don't forget to visit the Porte des Tourelles, the only remaining vestige of the walls dating back to the 14th century.

Of course, what would a visit to Dieppe be without taking a stroll along its mile-long beach promenade? You can also stay for the herring festival (in November) or the international kite festival (held every two years).

Enjoying an oceanic climate, Dieppe has the closest beach to Paris, just over 100 miles away. There are lots of places to visit in the local area, such as the Château de Miromesnil, the birthplace of the writer Guy de Maupassant, and the Château d'Arques, the site of many historic battles.

Close to many Normandy landmarks and a gateway to England, Dieppe is a town worth spending time in to get to know its rich history and to make the most of what it has to offer.

Top hotels in Dieppe

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Brit Hotel Dieppe
Brit Hotel Dieppe
3 out of 5
The price is £55 per night

Situated in Dieppe, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Notre Dame de Bonsecours, Euro Dieppe Karting and Dieppe Ferry​​ Port. Saint Jacques Church and Casino ...

4.3/5Excellent! (414 reviews)

"Very clean and easy to reach. Lots of parking. Free tea and coffee in the room. Overall was perfect for an over night stay."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

Brit Hotel Dieppe
ibis Dieppe Val Druel
ibis Dieppe Val Druel
3 out of 5
The price is £76 per night

Situated in Dieppe, this golf hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Alabaster Coast and Hippodrome de Dieppe. Villa Perrotte and Chateau de Dieppe are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (81 reviews)

"some difficulty finding the hotel at night. parking spaces very narrow"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

ibis Dieppe Val Druel
Mercure Dieppe La Présidence
Mercure Dieppe La Présidence
4 out of 5
The price is £70 per night

Situated in Dieppe, this beach hotel is steps away from Casino of Dieppe, Le Carre and Chateau de Dieppe. Dieppe Beach and Villa Perrotte are also within 10 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (279 reviews)

"Nice room layout, comfortable bed, good lighting, good bar, own parking, helpful staff. Good shower but could have done with a light inside as a little gloomy. And towels were too small and thin."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Mercure Dieppe La Présidence

Popular places to visit in Dieppe

Dieppe Beach
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Dieppe Beach

4/5(10 reviews)

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Dieppe Beach during your travels in Dieppe? While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.

Chateau de Dieppe
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Chateau de Dieppe

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Dieppe when you take a trip to Chateau de Dieppe. Amble around the area's marina or visit its casinos.

Saint Jacques Church
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Saint Jacques Church

3/5(1 review)

You can learn about the history of Dieppe with a stop at Saint Jacques Church. Stroll along the marina or visit the casinos while you're in the area.

Reviews of Dieppe


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5/5 - Excellent

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22 Sep 2019

Nice town, excellent resturants, Very good Saturday market

5/5 - Excellent

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15 Sep 2019

Beautiful place, excellent food, friendly locals

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Jul 2019

Fantastic seafood - very friendly people Great relaxing town to visit

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

24 May 2019

Dieppe is a lovely fishing village with a lovely high road ,and a great selection of restaurants and patisseries.

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