The history and economy of Dieppe have always been closely linked to its fishing and commercial port. Its ships are found on every ocean.
A genuine seaside resort, Dieppe's streets are filled with shops and restaurants, and the weekly market brings colour and tradition to the central square.
An 18 hole golf course nearby makes Dieppe a good choice for keen golfers and its sporting facilities include tennis courts and water sports.
Dieppe was once an important port for the trading of spices and ivory, and its château museum displays a collection of sculpted ivory worked by local craftsmen as far back as the 16th century plus a collection of Impressionist paintings.
The International kite Festival: Dieppe turns its seafront into a gigantic play area for inspired kite flyers every two years in September!
Herring Festival: Every year in November, Dieppe pays homage to its fishermen and hosts the annual Herring festival. More than 100 000 visitors gather for this unique and authentic event.
Scallops will also be honoured by this festival as Dieppe remains the first French port for scallops!