> Dieppe Château-Musée: Dieppe Castle stands in a spectacular position atop the cliffs west of the harbour, looking down on the town. It was largely built in the second half of the 15th century, after the English had been pushed out of France at the end of the Hundred Years War. The castle is now packed with collections recalling the great traditions of the port through time, including trading in spices and importing ivory, the latter intricately carved by expert craftsmen in town. The importance of the port to the Impressionists and other artists is covered via a charming array of works.
> The beach and sea front: Dieppe has a long pebble beach stretching as far as the tall cliffs west of the harbour. Behind the beach, a broad expanse extending over a mile offers sports facilities, children’s play areas and lawns.
> Saint-Jacques Church: this grand medieval pilgrimage church is dedicated to Saint James of Compostela. It includes many magnificent Gothic features inside and out, including a fine rose window and a 130 ft tower added in the 15th century.
> Saint-Rémy Church: this major church was constructed in the 16th and 17th centuries, while its central spire dates from the 18th century. Inside, the fine wood panelling in the choir, the organ case and the Renaissance decoration in the treasury are all worth the visit.
> Estran Cité de la Mer: on the front, this museum dedicated to the sea imparts interesting details on Dieppe’s maritime traditions, from shipbuilding to fishing. Local geology is also covered, while aquaria display fish and sea creatures from the Channel.
> Les Tourelles Gate: this is the only surviving gate from the medieval town ramparts. It was used as a prison during the French Revolution, and is now a private residence.
> La Place du Puits Salé: this square with its well stands out in the heart of the old town. Its name, meaning ‘Square of the Salted Well’, indicates how, in olden days, as the tide rose, sea water mixed with the well’s water. On the Square, the Café des Tribunaux, occupying an 18th century Norman building, has historic links to many famous visitors to Dieppe.
> The Port: Dieppe harbour, with its fishing port and marina, lies in the very heart of town. Trawlers and other fishing boats provide a colourful spectacle that still attracts numerous painters. Countless restaurants line up behind the quays.