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Visit Dieppe

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Dieppe (76, Seine Maritime, Normandy)  is a pleasant and less-crowded destination than Calais and  provides a useful start point for western France – or for exploring Picardie and the Seine Valley. You can get a ferry to Dieppe from Newhaven on  DFDS Ferries – the crossing takes about 4 hours, but Newhaven is not so well connected to the motorway network. There are now 2 crossings each way daily.

Dieppe is centred around its port which is approached through a cliff-lined inlet from the English Channel. There is a marina around which there are cafes and restaurants and the main shopping area and promenade. Just outside the centre is a long beach.

B&B Villa les Mouettes

B&B Villa les Mouettes, Dieppe

There is a daily fish market where freshly caught fish can be purchased – especially scallops ( a local specialty) and crabs – on Quai Trudaine.

Boat trips are on offer along the Alabaster Coast Côte d’Alabâtre (also the name of one of the crosss-Channel ferries), a cliff edged coast which stretches 130km and includes Le Tréport, Étretat and Fécamp, with some spectacular views.

3-4 February 2018 Maritime Festival at Fécamp :

The Saint Pierre des Marins features a street parade and boat blessing!

B&B, self-catering apartments and Hotels in Dieppe including the B&B Villa les Mouettes, just outside the town with unrestricted sea views and direct access to the coast.

DFDS FerriesDFDS Ferry Newhaven – Dieppe

There is a webcam overlooking Dieppe harbour and a motorhome parking area at

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