Dieppe attractions

Museum in Dieppe

Memorial du 19 Août 1942

This museum commemorates the Dieppe Raid of 1942, in which a mostly Canadian force of over 6000 men, backed up by 300 ships and 800 aircraft, landed on 20km of beaches around Dieppe. The only large-scale Allied assa…
Museum in Dieppe


Built between the 14th and 18th centuries, this imposing clifftop castle affords spectacular views of the coast. Inside, the museum explores the city’s maritime history as well as displaying a remarkable collection …
Museum in Dieppe

Cité de la Mer

The ‘City of the Sea’ brings Dieppe’s long maritime and fishing history to life, with kid-friendly exhibits that include model ships and a fish-petting bassin tactile. Sea creatures native to the English Channel swi…
Beach in Dieppe


Dieppe’s often-windy, beach is a 1.8km-long stretch of smooth pebbles, rather like the beach at Brighton across the channel. The vast lawns were laid out in the 1860s by that seashore-loving imperial duo, Napoléon I…
Cemetery in Dieppe

Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery

Many of the Canadians who died in the Dieppe Raid of 1942 are buried at this peaceful site framed by rolling fields. The cemetery is situated 4km towards Rouen; from the centre, take av des Canadiens (the continuati…
Church in Dieppe

Église St-Jacques

Two blocks west of the port, this Norman Gothic church has been reconstructed several times since the early 13th century.
Historic Site in Dieppe

Dieppe Port

Still used by fishing vessels but dominated by pleasure craft, the port is lined with evocative old buildings.