Dieppe – Tips


Getting There

By Car
By Train
CalaisA16, A28, D9202 hoursVia Saint Roche Somme and Serqueux:
':30 hours
ParisA13, through Rouen, A150/A151 then N272:20 hoursvia Rouen:
2:10 hours
Le HavreA29 and N271:20 hourvia Rouen:
2 hours
CherbourgN13, A29 and N273 hoursvia Caen and Rouen:
4:15 hours
Marseillesvia Paris: A7, A6, A13, through Rouen, A150/A151 then N279 hoursvia Paris and Rouen:
6:15 hours

Ferry: from Newhaven, UK, there are 2-3 daily return sailings.

Bus: There are several long distance bus operators going to this city from different cities in France (and Europe). Click on one of the links below to see which departure city is covered.

Flixbus Logo Flixbus
Ouibus logo Ouibus

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 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.


Despite being quite a big town/small city, the selection of hotels is limited. Most hotel rates are moderate to cheap.

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.
    Gun/Bow & Arrow turret of Dieppe castle

  • A round of golf at the old golf course overlooking the cliffs.
  • The hippodrome (horse races) of Dieppe
    Dieppe hippodrome

  • The waterfront, harbour and promenade, with a colourful spectacle and rich with food smells.
    Dieppe pier

  • 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.
    Peace monument of Dieppe

  • Fly a kite. You can buy or rent them on the beach. The place is ideal for kite 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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