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  • 1 Dieppe Castle and Museum Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de Chastes F - 76200 Dieppe

    A maritime and an art museum, it has a notable collection of Dieppe ivory carved with minute detail by the ivory carvers who set up their workshops in Dieppe to take advantage of the elephant tusks arriving from Africa or Asia. A special display is d..

  • 2 Church of St James Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Rue Ste-Catherine F - 76200 Dieppe

    Building started in 1250 but the church has been modified on several occasions over the centuries, hence a variety of styles. Note the fine rose of the central doorway and the gargoyles, at least 107 in number. Inside is a frieze from the Ango palace..

  • 3 Dieppe Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Chastes F - 76200 Dieppe

    Dieppe Castle, with its alternate flint and sandstone walls, is supported by a large cylindrical tower, a vestige of the fortifications that defended the town in the 14C. It was the Governors' residence and a stronghold of resistance against English ..

  • 4 Dieppe Castle and Museum Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de Chastes F - 76200 Dieppe

    A maritime and an art museum, it has a notable collection of Dieppe ivory carved with minute detail by the ivory carvers who set up their workshops in Dieppe to take advantage of the elephant tusks arriving from Africa or Asia. A special display is d..

  • 5 Pays de Caux Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    F - Dieppe

    The Pays de Caux, so dear to Maupassant who came from here, owes its renown to its imposing coastline of splendid white chalk cliffs and lively resorts. From Dieppe to Le Havre via the Alabaster coast, Fécamp and Étretat it is "an uninterrupted ..

  • 6 ESTRAN-City of the Sea

    Museums and art

    37 r. de l'Asile Thomas F - 76200 Dieppe

    The Scientific and Technical Space devoted to Aquatic and Navigation Resources (ESTRAN), situated in the centre of this former fishing quarter, has been set up to describe and explain to visitors the various professions linked to the sea in the easte..

  • 7 Place Nationale

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Nationale F - 76200 Dieppe

    Note the fine 18C buildings (nos 18 to 24). In the centre of the square is the statue of Lieutenant-General Abraham Duquesne (1610-1688) who, despite his naval success, never became an Admiral because he refused to renounce the Protestant religion. O..

  • 8 Grand-Rue

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Grand'Rue F - 76200 Dieppe

    This pedestrian street has been built on a thoroughfare used by the Gauls who kept watch by moving from one cliff to another. It is lined with white-brick houses, rebuilt after damage from English cannon fire in 1694. The wrought iron balconies were ..

  • 9 Place du Puits-Salé

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Puits-Salé F - 76200 Dieppe

    Dieppe's busiest square, where six streets meet, takes its name from a saltwater well, replaced by a fountain in the 16C (the present well is false). The square is dominated by the large white pediment of the Café des Tribunaux, the former Horloge ca..

  • 10 Rue de la Barre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de la Barre F - 76200 Dieppe

    The 18C houses at nos 40, 42 and 44 still have their original balconies. At no 69, the Reformed church occupies the site of the former chapel of the Carmelite convent dating from 1645. At no 99 is a plaque announcing that Abbot Guibert (1697-1784) ch..

  • 11 Square du Canada

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Square du Canada F - 76200 Dieppe

    At the foot of the west cliff is a plaque in memory of the links between the people of Dieppe and the Canadians. People went from Dieppe to live in Quebec in the 17C; the Canadians took an active part in the town's liberation with their raid on 19 Au..

  • 12 Tourelles Gate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    bd de Verdun F - 76200 Dieppe

    The last survivor of the five gates of the 15C fortifications is in good condition and now stands in front of the casino.

  • 13 Pollet Cliff

    Nature and gardens

    Rue du Petit-Fort F - 76200 Dieppe

    For an extended view of the town and harbour, stand at the foot of the Calvary or beyond the signal mast. The morning is the best time.

  • 14 Chapel of N.-D.-de-Bon-Secours

    Religious buildings

    r. Dablon F - 76200 Dieppe

    Built in 1876 on the Pollet Cliff, near the military observation post, the chapel contains marble plaques in memory of sailors lost at sea.

  • 15 Rue Quiquengrogne

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Quiquengrogne F - 76200 Dieppe

    This ancient street is named after the cry of the English Channel corsairs in the 15C.

  • 16 Outer harbour (pleasure boat moorings)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai du Hâble F - 76200 Dieppe

    A basin surrounded by tall buildings which used to be the Newhaven line ferry terminal, transferred in 1994. It now provides moorings for pleasure boats. Two movable bridges provide access to the quai du Carénage: the Ango and the Colbert bridges, bu..

  • 17 Pollet Quarter

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Joseph-Brunel F - 76200 Dieppe

    Pollet, the traditional fishermen's quarter is situated at the foot of the cliff with the same name (access by the mobile Eiffel bridges). At the foot of the cliff, visitors will notice the gobes, old troglodyte dwellings, now closed.

  • 18 Fishing port (Duquesne Basin)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai Duquesne F - 76200 Dieppe

    This traditional-style fishing port is France's top port for scallops. Boats operate a fast turnaround fishing cycle (from one night to five days). It makes a lively scene in the early hours when the boats come in and the fish market is at full pitch..

  • 19 Commercial port (inner port)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bassins du Canada et de Paris F - 76200 Dieppe

    The port's major activity has always been the import of fruit from the Ivory Coast (bananas, pineapples and mangoes) and citrus fruit and vegetables from Morocco.

  • 20 Boulevard de la Mer

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    bd de la Mer F - 76200 Dieppe

    A magnificent view from the eastern end of the Boulevard de la mer, over the town and beach.

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