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“A beauty on the channel.”
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Katy, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
1 helpful vote
“A beauty on the channel.”
Reviewed July 1, 2011

This is a lovely and, I think, underrated Normandy coastal vacation town. It has a beautiful stone beach front, long pier, shop area, and boat harbor. The place is full of history - especially the ill fated allied raid on the German occupiers during WW2. You can also take the ferry from here, to cross the channel to England.
My wife and I spent the day here, and met a lovely French woman who had lived at the little cove hamlet of Puy, just to the north of the main town, all of her life. Ah the stories she had to tell!
There were many hotels and restaurants in Dieppe, but, since we didn't spend the night, we cannot speak to their quality - though we saw many folks apparently enjoying themselves at the the many street cafes along the boat harbor.
This is a highly recommended stop along the Normandy coast.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 helpful votes
“Dieppe my 2nd Home”
Reviewed May 21, 2011

If you have not been to Dieppe ever, or you passed through quickly, I would advise you to take at least a week to explore the hidden gem that is Dieppe.
There are countless Bars, Restaurants, Shops, a lovely Fishing Port,Beautiful Yacht Marina, a long Shingle Beach, Post Card Looking Cliffs, a Cute Railway Station, and an OLDE Town That i could personally just walk up and down all day. If you are like me a Photography Freak, then this is the place for you. I must admit I am a little Biased, being as my Mother comes from Dieppe, and of course i have a line of extended family living there. There are a wide range of Hotels there to pick from to suit all pockets. And you only have to drive 5 minutes out of Dieppe to be in the country side and entering another cute Normandy Village. Market day is Tuesday, Thursday, and on Saturday the whole of the Main St is closed with a gigantic Farmers Market, That must not be missed. Then there is the World famous Cafe Des Tribunaux where the food is fast and excellent served by genuine French Waiters, a treat in it self. If you are a Caravan Person there is a nice caravan park right on the Quay side over looking the Break Water.And the Church's are something to look at also, old as the Hills they are.
When i win the Lotto I am moving to Dieppe, maybe i will see you there soon, I hope.

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Cambridge
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
61 helpful votes
“Dieppe Normandy”
Reviewed October 7, 2010

Dieppe

Returned after 4 + decades. Onec a throbbing french fishing town

Now too big, Centre hard to reach by car.

cant find aqnything Town Hotels shops etc

Front once characterised by Bell Epoque hotels now separated fom beach by concrete

Hotel fronts moderenised to look like American Diners

decided to stay on the hill some 2 KM our in new Chain Hotel Chorus db 45 E

Fine but B an B adjacent cheaper and comparable

Chorus has rest with reasonable menu but we preferred Buffalo chain 2 mn by car and always excellent value

Auchan is adjacent for petite dejeuner pan au chocolat and coffee. Flunch if preferred is best value in France

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 helpful votes
“Kite capital of Europe”
Reviewed September 23, 2010

Every 2 years the town of Dieppe holds a kite festival that lasts 9 days. Every 2 years we go for as long as we are able.

The French really know how to do festivals, the whole town gets behind the festival, loads of local businesses get involved and everyone we met was welcoming. One of the delights of this festival is just how much the local community is involved: although it is an international festival with very many invited guests from all around the world, it feels as though the the residents have invited their personal friends round.

Dieppe is a working harbour town and has a lovely town centre to walk around with a host of small businesses, and an amazing market on the Saturdays of September. There is a variety of architectural styles including a lovely chateau on the top of the cliff looking over the front.

The beach is flint shingle and can be sharp (footwear on the beach is sensible) and always seems to be the most peaceful shades of green.

At this time of year it is such a relaxing place to be.

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Barry, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
276 reviews
119 helpful votes
“A gem in Normandy”
Reviewed September 21, 2010

Just four hours from Newhaven on the ferry. This little city is a busy hive of activity. If your there Saturday you will see one of the best French markets around. A visit to the Castle museum is amazing and worth the effort. There is always somthing happening in Dieppe so check before you go. There are heaps of restraunts on the harbour front but search out the Turkish restraunt the Ankara near the maritime museum At the end of the harbour seaward. Excellnt place. Bon Appetite

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