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 swim in a dozen aquariums. Ask for an English-language brochure at the ticket desk.
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Nearby Normandy attractions
1. Dieppe Port
Still used by fishing vessels but dominated by pleasure craft, the port is lined with evocative old buildings.
2. Église St-Jacques
Two blocks west of the port, this Norman Gothic church has been reconstructed several times since the early 13th century.
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…
4. 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…
Built between the 14th and 18th centuries, this imposing clifftop castle affords spectacular views of the coast. Inside, the museum explores the city’s…
6. 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…
7. Musée Mathon-Durand
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…