Dieppe

Half way between Paris and England, Dieppe, the maritime city and the surrounding villages make up a region of contrast between blue and green.

The Seine Maritime region is a territory where the sea and the countryside have made a good marriage. The majestic cliffs of the Alabaster Coast, immortalised by Monet and the most famous impressionists, are the jewels of this little corner of Normandy which lives to the rhythm of the tides.

A historic seaside resort with balneotherapy centre, casino, golf and hippodrome, Dieppe is also a port where fishing cohabits with pleasure boating. Fresh fish is sold directly from the dock such as the famous scallops, for which Dieppe is the biggest port in France.

Having the blue flag environmental label, the pleasure port is booming and regularly welcomes prestigious nautical events such as the Solitaire du Figaro or the Sailing Tour de France. Perched on the cliffs, the old chateau-museum also houses the immense maritime history of the region, that of navigators who left to discover the world and those of the first sea spas. A bit further inland, or on the coast, dovecotes, chateaus and remarkably gardens flower in this beautiful countryside so well described by Maupassant, the nearby forest also guarantees well-oxygenated walks.

Water sports, fishing, spa, golf, walks or swimming, Dieppe is a seductive destination to get away from it all and relax. Do you want a deep breath of fresh air and a jaunt? Set your course for Haute Normandy.