Dieppe Travel Guide
Ferry Travel Guide to Dieppe, City of 4 Ports
Embark on an unforgettable journey to Northern France and explore the enchanting town of Dieppe in Seine-Maritime! Discover its rich maritime history, stunning pebble beach, and cultural attractions, including the International Kite Festival. If you're looking things to do in Dieppe, our Travel Guide is a great source of inspiration. So don't delay - plan your ideal break today with the help of GetYourGuide to find things to do near Dieppe and in the surrounding region of Normandy.
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What to do in Dieppe?
Take a DFDS ferry to France from Newhaven to Dieppe and arrive in the heart of Normandy. This picturesque French town is rich in history and full of wonderful places to explore. If you’re wondering what to do in Dieppe and want to learn more about the area, Dieppe Castle offers an impressive insight into the city’s past and is also home to the Dieppe Museum, which illustrates the interesting history of the city’s fishing port heritage.
Visitors can also enjoy walking along the pebble beach or taking a boat trip around the harbour, as well as visiting some of the local markets and churches such as Saint-Jacques church. With so much to explore in this beautiful area and incredible sights to see in Dieppe, the Seine-Maritime area of France with its dramatic cliffs and spectacular beaches is a must-see.
What famous landmarks to see in Dieppe?
Dieppe is home to numerous landmarks that will delight visitors looking to explore this picturesque city. So, what is Dieppe famous for? Firstly, Les Tourelles Gate is the only surviving gate from the medieval town, which was once a prison and is now a private residence. Le Memorial du 19 Aout 1942 is also a peaceful site to reflect on World War II and in particular Canadian regiments.
Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours is a beautiful chapel with stunning stained-glass windows and frescoed walls that make it well worth visiting. No matter what your interests may be, there is something for everyone whatever the weather in Dieppe.
What to eat and drink in Dieppe?
The ferry to Dieppe takes around 4 hours and once you arrive it’s just a short 20-minute walk from the DFDS Dieppe port to town. In Dieppe town centre you can explore an array of seaside restaurants specialising in fresh seafood. The region also specialises in cider and beer. Be sure to check out the local specialities that we serve onboard!
With its rich culinary history, Dieppe offers a wide variety of local dishes and drinks that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. For a quick bite, head to one of the local eateries for some traditional Dieppois-style seafood. Mussels are a popular choice here, but you’ll find plenty to choose from no matter your culinary preference. The Normandy region is also famous for traditional beef dishes, cheeses and locally grown produce.