Dieppe is located in the Seine-Maritime department and the Haute-Normandie region of France. Its port is located on the English Channel and it was first established as a fishing village in the 11th century. Fishing is still a popular occupation which makes the area most famous for its tasty sea scallops. In later centuries, Dieppe became better known as a seaside resort and many Dieppe hotels were developed to house artists coming to the area to paint its beautiful scenery.
Many of the hotels in Dieppe provide easy access to explore the town. There are several interesting landmarks to view. The old Château de Dieppe now houses a museum with a collection of maritime exhibits, ivory carvings, and relics belonging to Camille Saint-Saens. It also has a lovely courtyard. Square du Canada is near the castle at the end of the Esplanade and includes a monument with flag dedicated to the town’s relationship with Canada. Just south of Dieppe is the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, where soldiers of that country killed during the Second World War are interred.