Classic cars can be seen in pictures on some of my other Dieppe Tips.
This is the original (1937 to '55) Fiat Topolino 500, which preceded the better known (1957 to '73) 500, which morphed into the 126 (the last small rear-engined Fiat) in 1973.
The second picture of this tip shows more modern classics. A late 1970s Renault 12 and the 1955-'74 Citroen DS. Arguably the 1990-ish Citroen XM in the background is also a classic.
Dieppe, A Calm Town
The beach of Dieppe. It is impossible to imagine that on this wonderful and peaceful beach, 60 years ago, on August 19th 1942 hundreds of young men, Canadians mainly, lost their lives at the unsuccessful Raid on Dieppe.
Dieppe is an enjoyably small-scale port in the Seine-Maritime département of Haute-Normandie, France. The medieval castle is home to the Château Museum and two showpiece collections. This 14th century building was firstly build for the defence against the England
The Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, sailed from Dieppe in 1524 to explore the East coast of North America and founded the settlement that went on to become New York.
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"Worthy of a visit."
I used to come here a lot in the early 1980's and I personally think this is one of the prettiest French Channel Ports, It is definitely worthy of a detour if you are travelling down through the Normandy region. There is a fine 13th century church, a good museum and one of North France's food markets. There is an excellent selection of seafront restaurants and a number of good hotels too. There are many small and interesting shops along the Grand Rue which is pedestrianised.
This flint and sandstone castle dominates the town and houses the museum. There is an exhibition of the towns history in here. We never got to go in here but am sure on a future visit we will.
Watching the world go by on the seafront
The Fair at Dieppe. Sunny Morning.
Camille Pissarro. The Fair at Dieppe. Sunny Morning. (La foire à Dieppe. Matin, soleil). 1901. Oil on canvas. Collection of Otto Krebs, Holzdorf. Now in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.
I traveled to Dieppe, specifically to view this actual scene. There's just something about the colors of this post-impressionist painting that mesmorizes me !!