Dieppe is a city that was exposed early on to the WWII invasion when the Canadians attempted an invasion called the “Dieppe Raid“, also known as “Operation Jubilee“. It was a sort of “test case” to see if it could be done, and unfortunately, it cost a lot of lives; 1400 died and1946 were captured. […]
Small fishing city with a small commercial cargo & ferry harbour and an imposing fortress castle overlooking the city. It played an important role during WWII.
Dieppe is a small harbour city (some 40,000 inhabitants) with an active fishing fleet, a ferry to the United Kingdom (Newhaven), an enormous fortress/castle and a nice looking inner city. Dieppe was founded in the year 1060 as a small fishing village, but already in 910, the Vikings started a settlement. Dieppe, like most of the […]
The castle of Dieppe, more a fortress, sits majestically on top of the cliffs overlooking the city it is protecting. The castle has seen many wars, the last one in which is was of service was World War II. The initial castle was built around the year 1195, but for the biggest part was destroyed […]
Transport Getting There By ferry, from Newhaven, UK, there are 2 daily return sailings. Within Dieppe Dieppe is rather small and mostly flat, so no transportation is needed. If you are in the city centre, you can walk up to the castle. If you have come via ferry, there is a shuttle bus that brings […]
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