Welcome to Dieppe
A seaside resort since 1824, Dieppe hasn’t been chic for over a century, but the town’s lack of cuteness and pretension can be refreshing. During WWII, the city was the focal point of the only large-scale Allied raid on Nazi-occupied France before D-Day, a catastrophic event commemorated in one of the town's top museums.
Dieppe was one of France’s most important ports in the 16th and 17th centuries, when ships regularly sailed from here to West Africa and Brazil. Many of the earliest French settlers in Canada set sail from Dieppe.