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Sunset in Normandy

Discover Normandy's charms

From our seaside hotel in Dieppe

The Côte d'Albâtre, or Alabaster Coast, where Dieppe is located, borders the Pays de Caux region, stretching 130 km between Le Havre and Le Tréport and making up virtually the entire coastline of the Seine-Maritime department.

Located between the Côte Fleurie (Honfleur, Deauville, Trouville, Cabourg…) and the Baie de Somme, the Côte d’Albâtre is known for its tall, white chalk cliffs, bathed in the blue and green waters of the English Channel. It is home to Normandy's most spectacular landscapes. From Le Havre to Le Tréport, by way of Fécamp and Dieppe, its resorts brim with charm. The shifting contrasts of light and sea inspired impressionist painters like Monet, Sisley, Boudin, and Pissarro.

Visit one of the oldest villages in the Pays de Caux, ensconced in the valley of the Veules, the smallest French river to flow directly into the sea. As you wend your way along the river, you will discover its history, written in stone: mills, resort-style villas, thatched cottages with flowered gardens, a church listed as a historic monument... and at its mouth, a charming little sand beach awaits you. One of the prettiest villages in Normandy, Veules-les-Roses combines the charms of sea and countryside for an authentic outing just 25 km from Dieppe.

Veules-les-Roses

Normandy's beach

Saint-Valéry-en-Caux, located on the Côte d'Albâtre between Dieppe and Fécamp, is a small but multi-faceted town. From its verdant back-country to its pebbled beach surrounded by tall white chalk cliffs, it is a very popular resort. In addition to all of the nautical activities available, don't miss the Henri IV House, a listed historic monument. 

Saint-Valéry-en-Caux

Rouen's cathedral

Located just an hour from Dieppe and our hotel, the whole city of Rouen is an open-air museum. With its half-timbered houses, paved streets, the cathedral of Notre-Dame (the pinnacle of French Gothic art), museums, excellent restaurants, the Place du Vieux Marché where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, the Gros-Horloge on its Gothic belfry and more, it is not to be missed during a visit to Normandy.

Rouen

Normandy's beach

Located 65 km from Dieppe on the Côte d'Albâtre, Fécamp delights visitors with its authenticity and natural charm. Once the home of the Dukes of Normandy, and now listed as a City of Art and History, it lives to the rhythm of its port, long the "capital" of the French cod fishermen who fished Newfoundland's Great Banks. Don't miss the Sainte-Trinité abbey church, the Dukes' Palace, and more...

Fécamp

Etretat

Just 80 km from Dieppe, discover Etretat, world-famous for its uniquely grandiose, luminous cliffs. Its cliffs have inspired the greatest painters and authors, including Guy de Maupassant and of course Maurice Leblanc, creator of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, whose most famous novel, "The Hollow Needle", was inspired by these unique landscapes.   

Etretat

Normandy's harbour

100 km from our hotel in Dieppe, Honfleur, a tiny gem on the Côte Fleurie known as the birthplace of impressionism, invites you to explore. Succumb to the charm of its picturesque streets lined with art galleries and artists' workshops, its port, the Vieux-Bassin and its restaurants and tall, colourful fishermen's houses, the Eugène Boudin museum, the church, and more...

Honfleur

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.