3 Avenue Gambetta, Fecamp, 76400, France
More about Fécamp
The Beach and the cliffs
The ruins of the castle
Travel Tips for Fécamp
The Palais Bénedictine is a nice building built in the beginning of 1900 which the Gothique Flamboyant and styles eccletticis mix them in an amazing mix of architectural styles.
In the palace you will know everything about the history and the process of workmanship of the called digestive liqueur Benedictine.
A town of Art and History.
"A great place to relax and enjoy the food!"
My reason for coming to this beautiful part of Normandy was the fact that my son is currently working in a chateau about 20 minutes from here.
Fishing is still a major part of Fecamp and this is so evident in the amount of fresh seafood in the harbour-front restaurants, and of course there is the Benedictine palace in the centre of town which does guided tours to sample the infamous Benedictine liqueur. You can of course make your own way round. The town is a typically French place where the locals meet for coffee on market day. The beach area is shingle and stone. It was certainly very busy when we visited. Drive up out of the town and take in the views of the harbour and beach from the hills above.
There are plenty of hotels that cater for most budgets. There is also a casino, a lovely abbey and the ruins of the Ducal Palace. It is a town of art and history.
Unfortunately the weather was awful while we were there but that did not detract form the beauty of this place.
Normandy trip of 1999
"2nd stop - Fécamp"
In 1999, I had a 2 1/2 week road trip in the Normandy region with a friend. After Le Treport, our second stop was Fécamp. We arrived very late and the reception of the camping place was closed. So we decided to sleep in our Seat Ibiza in front of the camping area. Throwing a coin, I lost and had to sleep on the drivers seat.
The camping place is situated above the town in the southwest. So you that we had a wonderful view on the town as well as on the beach and the rocks - quite a nice place. I woke up very early, so I went for a walk downtown and saw the sunrise sitting on some rocks at the beach boulevard.
On the next morning, the camping owners were not amused about us and we had to pay the fee. At least, they were so fair and didn't charge us for a tent :)
"A day in Fécamp"
We spent the day in Fécamp and visited the museum of terre neuvas and the Benedictine palace. I am sure, that the town has more to offer. Anyway, we left the town very early for Etretat as we didn't want to miss the camping place reception again...