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 of carved ivory. There are also local scenes painted by artists such as Pissarro and Renoir between 1870 and 1915, when Dieppe was at the height of its popularity with the fashionable, holidaying classes.

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1. Memorial du 19 Août 1942

0.09 MILES

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…

2. Beach

0.26 MILES

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…

3. Église St-Jacques

0.37 MILES

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

4. Dieppe Port

0.55 MILES

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

5. Cité de la Mer

0.73 MILES

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…

6. Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery

1.95 MILES

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…

7. Musée Mathon-Durand

21.24 MILES

Inside a gorgeous medieval building that once belonged to a knight, this house in Neufchâtel-en-Bray contains a small but interesting museum of local…