Dieppe – Tips
|Calais||A16, A28, D920||2 hours||Via Saint Roche Somme and Serqueux:
|Paris||A13, through Rouen, A150/A151 then N27||2:20 hours||via Rouen:
|Le Havre||A29 and N27||1:20 hour||via Rouen:
|Cherbourg||N13, A29 and N27||3 hours||via Caen and Rouen:
|Marseilles||via Paris: A7, A6, A13, through Rouen, A150/A151 then N27||9 hours||via Paris and Rouen:
By ferry, from Newhaven, UK, there are 2 daily return sailings.
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 you to the city centre.
The marina promenade is full of restaurants, back to back, and the city shopping streets and pedestrian streets have their fair share of eating places. Most of the food is French, even Cauchois (the local area is called “Pays de Caux”) which means that food is cooked with a lot of cream.
Things To See/Things To Do
- The castle of Dieppe is an obvious choice. There are not that many left around that are in a good state like this, and can even be seen for free.
- A round of golf at the old golf course overlooking the cliffs.
- The hippodrome (horse races) of Dieppe
- The waterfront, harbour and promenade, with a colourful spectacle and rich with food smells.
- A stroll in the city, not only to look at all the old buildings, but all the signs of respect for the Canadian soldiers who died here.
- Fly a kite. You can buy or rent them on the beach. The place is ideal for kit flying due to strong winds that prevail here. Dieppe hosted the world championships kit flying, and even a regular annual kite festival.
- Play at the casino
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