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Surrounded by spectacular limestone cliffs, Dieppe is primarily a fishing town, with a picturesque marina and characteristically French architecture. The 19th century saw Dieppe become the popular seaside resort that it is today, with a surplus of excellent bars and restaurants serving up fresh, local seafood. Penetrate the central streets of the town through narrow pathways from the marina and beachfront and discover a hidden world of cobbled pathways, endearing boulangeries and beautiful architecture such as the Church of Saint-Remy.

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Dieppe Beach

A seaside retreat

Dieppe’s pretty pebble beach is great for swimming and sunbathing. The beach is flanked by dramatic limestone cliffs and has famously inspired paintings by the likes of Monet and Gaugin.

The promenade, which is more than a mile long, is a large lawn and children’s play area. From the harbour you can see the fishing boats in the marina and explore the many lovely waterside restaurants specialising in fresh fish.

Along the seafront are many memorials commemorating World War II.

Dieppe kite festival

Kite Festival: A taste of culture

Each September thousands of festival-goers will fly their kites in the sky from the lawns of Dieppe.

For 40 years, Dieppe, also nicknamed for the occasion " World Kite Capital", has been hosting this world-famous festival every two years. Each edition honours different countries from around the world: from Canada to Indonesia to Cambodia.

These kite flyers and artists of the wind will compete with daring displays and offer you a magnificent celestial show.

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