Dieppe, France

Rail Guide to Dieppe


Dieppe was once a highly fashionable seaside resort, counting artists Sickert, Monet and Renoir as visitors, plus novelist Flaubert was a resident. Although it may no longer court the arts in the same way, the clifftop Chateau-Musée contains works by the aforementioned painters and still attracts many fans of theirs.

The sea is very important to Dieppe, as is evidenced at the Cite de la Mer museum which has displays on ship building and fishing. The beach was first laid out in 1860, albeit a pebble beach so don't bother with your bucket and spade! Foodies are well catered for with seafood restaurants along the promenade, and many locals sell cured meats and fish from their doorways on a Saturday.