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Gastronomy in Dieppe

Les Voiles d'Or

For cutting-edge cuisine concocted from top-quality ingredients, this Michelin-starred place is worth seeking out. Chef Christian Arhan has a soft spot for local seafood but the menu also includes savoury meat dishe…
French in Dieppe

Le Turbot

A prime place for lunch or dinner, this family-run Norman bistro decked out in sea paraphernalia serves outstanding seafood. Fresh-off-the-boat dishes, such as monkfish, Dover sole, scallops, and ray in cream sauce …
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

Château-Musée

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 …
Seafood in Dieppe

À La Marmite Dieppoise

This Dieppe institution is applauded for its hearty and rich marmite dieppoise (cream-sauce stew made with mussels, prawns and four kinds of fish – though you can also order it with lobster), served in a rustic dini…
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

Beach

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…
Seafood in Dieppe

L’Huîtrière

Sandwiched between the D75 and the beachfront and housed in a dilapidated, mid-20th-century concrete building with fantastic sea views, the renowned ‘oystery’ serves the freshest seafood for miles around, though don…
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.