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Sunset in Normandy

From our hotel in Dieppe

Enjoy easy access to a host of activities!

Matisse wrote that, "Dieppe is set in its light like a jewel." The closest beach to Paris, surrounded by high cliffs, is also France's oldest sea bathing resort. The first officially recorded sea bather in France was Henry III, who visited Dieppe on his physicians' advice starting in June 1578... But the fashion for sea bathing really got started centuries later with Marie-Caroline, Duchess of Berry, who visited Dieppe numerous times between 1824 and 1829. In August 1824, after an arrival greeted by a 21 gun salute, the Duchess discovered a love of sea baths and "launched" the Dieppe beach.

 

A swim in the magnificent setting of Dieppe and its cliffs is just as delightful now as it was then. The capital of kites has plenty to offer, including all the excitement of your favourite activity... whatever that may be!

Sailing Dieppe

Dieppe, listed as a France Station Nautique resort town, has a wide range of nautical and pleasure sailing facilities: sailing clubs, a diving school, and more... Try your hand at sailing (catamaran, centerboarder, etc.), windsurfing, kayaking, rowing, or surf sports like stand-up paddling or body surfing. If a little peace and quiet is more your speed, take advantage of some of the cruises available.

Nautical activities

Dieppe's boat

Want to discover the Côte d'Albâtre and its cliffs with a mini-cruise or try sea fishing? Less than a five minutes' walk from Hotel Aguado, set sail for adventure with the town of Dieppe's boats. Tickets are available at the entry to the pleasure port, 200 m from the Tourist Office. From 1 April to late September, and late September to late March by reservation.

Cruises and sea fishing

Golf Dieppe

Just a 10 minute drive from the hotel, the Golf de Dieppe-Pourville, the forerunner of Normandy's famous golf clubs, offers a stunning, varied 18-hole course stretching over 60 partly wooded hectares. Located between Dieppe and Pourville, it overlooks the white cliffs of the Côte d'Albâtre, an inspiration to painters. Full-day services, classes and lessons with certified teachers available.

Golf

Normandy's cliffs

If you prefer walking, cycling (the hotel enjoys Accueil Vélo certification) or horseback riding, the region offers a vast array of seaside and country trails: the Arques forest, the old Royal Forest of the Dukes of Normandy (1,000 hectares of nature just outside Dieppe), GR 21 (extending along the Côte d'Albâtre from Dieppe to Etretat, the Avenue Verte (the old railway line from Arques-la-Bataille to Forges-les-Eaux). You can also explore the Côte d'Albâtre in an ultralight aircraft. 

Outdoor activities

Pool Dieppe

The Dieppe Casino is close to the hotel, between the castle and the town centre. It is open 7 days a week year-round, from 10 am. It features: 100 slot machines, traditional games like Black Jack and Roulette, Poker, electronic roulette, a restaurant, and more.

Treat yourself to a break at Le Carré, a water park, sports, leisure and spa complex located 5 minutes from the hotel. Enjoy a 50 m salt-water pool, water play spaces, fitness areas, a spa, and more.

Don't miss the chance to take a stroll through the Saturday morning market in the heart of Dieppe, one of the most attractive and lively in France. Spending Friday night at the hotel guarantees that you'll have the time to make the most of the region's biggest market.

Other activities

Kite Dieppe

In addition to the cultural events that the town hosts throughout the year (particularly the Dieppe Scène Nationale performing arts programme, with over 40 shows per season: theatre, music, dance, circus arts, and more), festivals and international sporting events draw crowds: the international kite festival, the Solitaire du Figaro and Tour de France à la Voile sailing races, the Herring and Scallop Festival, the Canadian Film Festival, and more.

Events

Historian Jules Michelet once wrote that "he who has not seen Dieppe has not seen Normandy." This port town, with its history of exploration and conquests, beckons you to discover its past glories and present beauty.