Fecamp – Tips
Getting to Fecamp requires your own transportation. There is a railway station, but the majority of arrivals/departures is done via bus which can take a long time. There is an occasional train, but it only goes as far as Bréauté-Beuzeville, and from there you need to change to the Paris-Le Havre rail line.
There are no motorways accessing Fecamp. You will need to get off the A29/E44 and rive some 50 kilometres inland, or go to Le Havre on the A13 from Paris and drive along the coast.
|Calais||A16, A28, A29, D926||2:30 hours||Via Paris (by TGV), Breaute and then bus:
|Paris||A13, through Rouen, N338, A150, A29, D926||2:20 hours||via Breaute (then bus):
|Dieppe||D925 (very scenic road)||1 hour||via Rouen and then Breaute (then bus):
|Le Havre||D32, D489, D925||0:45 hour||via Breaute (then bus):
|Cherbourg||N13, A13, A29, D10 and D925||2:30 hours||via Paris and Breaute (then bus):
|Marseilles||via Paris: A7, A6, A13, through Rouen, N338, A150, A29, D926||9:20 hours||via Paris (TGV) and Breaute (then bus):
There is virtually no good pubic transportation system in Fecamp. There are a few buses, but most people once in Fecamp tend to walk. The roads are pretty badly maintained and often there are traffic jams. So, go by foot.
If you have arrived by car there usually can be found a parking spot, and they are all free. Unless it’s Saturday morning when the farmer’s market is in full swing.
We are in France after all, so you will find plenty if good, or at least decent, places to eat. The vast majority are concentrated along the sea and harbour side. Along the main two quai you will find a plethora of restaurants.
One of the best places, even within Normandy, is the Le Vicompte. This is a very small restaurant, with a different, 2 choices menu (and no a-la-carte), and some of the best food ever. But you really need to reserve a table since it’s very popular.
Things To See
- Foremost on your list should be the Benedictine Palace, the factory and museum where they make the Benedictine liqueur.
Click here to read more about it
- The cliffs of Fecamp for its sights of Fecamp and the cliffs, and for the immense WWII bunker complex (During the summertime the bunker can be visited but only with a guide. If you are interested, you will need to contact the tourist office for a reservation. The phone number is: +33 (0) 2 35 28 51 01. Click here to access their web site).
It’s the place to be when there is a sailing competition:
- If you are there towards the end of November, the Herring Festival should not be missed.
Click here to read more about it.
- The Museum of Newfoundland (Terra-Neuvas et la Peche), a museum that will merge eventually with the new building built on the herring smoking factory. The museum describes the fishing in Newfoundland for cod.
- Gamble at the small beach casino
- The Bec au Cauchois restaurant, with its upcoming superstar chef Pierre Caillet, is located just outside the town of Valmont on the winding road towards Fecamp. Situated in a long curve alongside the Valmont river and lake, the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star, but they deserve two stars;…