Fécamp Travel Guide

  • FECAMP - port de plaisance.
    FECAMP - port de plaisance.
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  • FECAMP - Beach and cliffs.
    FECAMP - Beach and cliffs.
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  • FECAMP - Musée des Terre-Neuvas.
    FECAMP - Musée des Terre-Neuvas.
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Fécamp Things to Do

  • Monet et autres impressionnistes à...

    Claude Monet a séjourné en 1881 à Fécamp. Il y a peint 22 toiles saisissant ses vues soit au ras des vagues comme celle dont photo jointe, soit du haut de la falaise. Il a aussi peint des voiliers échoués sur la grève du port.Un autre peintre spécialisé en vues maritimes Eugène Boudin nous a laissé quelques tableaux de Fécamp de même que Berthe...

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  • 100.000 tonnes de galets - pebbles.

    Difficile d'imaginer qu'en 1900 cent mille tonnes de galets étaient ramassés à la main sur cette plage de Fécamp et transportés à dos d'homme, de femme ou de cheval pour alimenter les verreries ou construire les maisons du port.Provenant des blocs de la falaise les rognons de silex sont roulés par les vagues, perdent leur gangue de craie et sont...

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  • Musée des Terre-Neuvas.

    Comme Fécamp était avec Saint-Malo l'un des premiers ports français de la pêche à la morue il est normal qu'il y ait ici un musée consacré à cette pêche au cabillaud sur les bancs de Terre-Neuve au large du Canada et plus tard sur les bancs d'Islande. Cette pêche a commencée au XVIe siècle pour s'éteindre par raréfaction du poisson à la fin du XXe...

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  • La cascade - The waterfall from the...

    Ceci fut une réelle surprise. De la falaise d'aval de Fécamp, à environ 200 m du casino, sort une cascade d'eau douce. C'est la roche qui pleure!La falaise s'est couverte de mousse à ce qui est une exsurgence d'une source située quelque part au sommet de la falaise. Il en existe d'autres au Pays des Hautes Falaises. Ainsi on connait les "Pisseuses"...

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  • Des kilomètres de galets - Miles of...

    En montant sur la promenade le long de la plage de Fécamp nous avons été surpris et émerveillés par les kilomètres de galets qui s'étendent vers les sud. Malgré le beau temps et la mer calme et de couleur verte cette immense plage était quasiment vide en ce début mai.Par ci par là une mouette ou un goéland. Comme bruit rien que le roulement des...

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  • Fécamp - Harbour and marina.

    En arrivant du nord-est par la D925 - route de Cany on passe sur le pont de l'arrière port de Fécamp pour ensuite longer le bassin Blérigny et le port de plaisance (800 emplacements au total) par le quai de la Vicomté. Sur ce quai tout comme sur celui de Blérigny il y a des emplacements de parking. Arrêtez-vous si vous en trouvez une pour vous...

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  • Fécamp port de pêche - fishing harbour.

    Dans mon imagination je voyais Fécamp comme un grand port de pêche; je retarde d'un siècle car Fécamp n'a plus que 8 Chalutiers, 6 Fileyeurs/Caseyeurs et deux douzaines de petites embarcations qui sont d'ailleurs réparties sur d'autres petits ports comme Saint-Valéry en Caux ou Etretat avec environ 200 pêcheurs pour la région. Néanmoins ce petit...

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  • Fécamp welcomes Belgians.

    Arriving at the pebble beach of Fécamp by the Place de l'Eclipse we saw the Belgian flag first in the lane! Is there a reason?There are several:Belgian tourists are good customers who appreciate the French food and wine.Most Belgians speak French. You can't imagine how that simplifies the life of all people working here for tourism. We understand...

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  • Musée des Terre-Neuvas

    The museum of terre-neuvas has an interesting exposition about fishing and sea travel in the local area. You will find a lot of information as well as interesting items, for example whole boats. The museum includes also a library with books about the themes shown in the museum.

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  • Ste-Trinité Church

    One of the places that you nust visit is the former abbey church of Ste-Trinité, which was built in the 12th-13th Century and later partly rebuilt. The interior is spacious. The most inportant features are the fine choir screen (1868), the choir-stalls (1748), a handsome Renaissance altar behind the high altar and a sculpture of the "Death of the...

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  • Visit Fecamp Cliffs

    After visiting Fecamp try to visit the cliffs. Its a beautifull view and you should take a lot of pictures.

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  • Chapelle Notre Dame de Salut

    The Chapelle Notre Dame de Salut is a destination of pilgrimage for all the fishermen who, before leaving for a long journey in sea, deposited ex-votos, offerings to the Virgo their defender.

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  • The Beach and the cliffs

    The main attraction of Fecamp is the wonderful cliffs that you can see from the beach. Here you can see the highest cliffs of Normandie (110 meters tall). The landscape is great!!! Following the road D940 toward Yport you can see wonderful view from the top of the cliffs.

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  • Palais Bénedictine

    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.

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  • Hotel de Ville

    The Hotel de Ville (City Hall) is located in the ancient dormitory of the Abbatiale de la Sainte Trinitè.

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  • The castle

    In front of the abbey you can see the ruins of the castle built by the dukes of Normandie between the 10th and the 11th century.

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  • Abbatiale de la Sainte-Trinité: interior

    The wide interior has the central aisle with a gallery with bifore arches. Very interesting to see is the Dormition de la Vierge made in the 15th century and a low relief that represents a picked crowd around the Virgo in tears. Very interesting is the sculpture of Le Pas de l'Ange that represents the imprint of the angel that is wanted appeared...

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  • Abbatiale de la Sainte-Trinité:...

    The outside of the abbey is very nice and it mixes the Gothic primitive with a more classical style, due to a restauration of the 18th century. The interior is very spacious: it measure 127 meters length and 23 meters width, dimensions that don't make it to disappear among the most beautiful cathedral of France.

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  • Abbatiale de la Sainte-Trinité

    The Abbay was built between 1175 and 1220. Itwas built for wish of Richard the Lionheart and it was the most important place of pilgrimage before the construction of Le Mont Saint-Michel. The believers were called by the miraculous arrival in the town of a trunk of fig tree that contained a drop of the blood of Christ. In the exact point in which...

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  • L'eglise St-Etienne

    The church of St Etienne is in the middle of the town. The oldest part is the choir, which dates from the 11th century, which was quite widely restored, in the 19th century. The church suffered badly during the invasion of the Vikings but it has since been restored.

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  • Fishermens museum.

    At the far end of the beach near the casino you can also visit the Musee des Terre Neuvas et de la peche, a modern building which is dedicated to the New Foundland fishermen and their history.

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  • Palais Ducal

    Opposite the abbey church, are the remains of the Ducal Palace, which was reconstructed by Henry II, King of England and the Duke of Normandy at the end of the 12th century.

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  • A seaside town

    The pebbled beach at Fecamp is a little uninspiring but is clean and long. The weather was not good during our stay so we only spent a short while here but in the summer it is packed with people.

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  • Tourist Information

    Set in a beautiful building the tourist information office is opposite the Benedictine Palace. It has plenty of information to hand and the guy behind the desk is very informative indeed.

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Fécamp Restaurants

  • Excellent seafood.

    There are many seafood and fish restaurants in Fécamp. La Marée was recommended by the owner of the hotel-restaurant where we stayed in Sassetot.It was a good choice. The ground floor is a fish-catering. The restaurant is located upstairs overlooking the Port of Fecamp (photo 1). Decor is a bit cold but there is room between the tables. We arrived...

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  • You must have a seafood platter!

    Le Progres restaurant is one that was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. We had a seafood platter for two between 3 of us and we couldn’t finish it!. As you can see there was loads! Would return to fecamp just to sample this again. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a table as the place was packed with diners but it was worth...

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  • Fresh Seafood

    This large two storey restaurant is a casual type of place serving excellent seafood. Within five minutes of us sitting down the restaurant was full to capacity. We all had the moules in cream with french fries and we cleared the plates! The service was good and the bill was reasonable too.Try and get a table by the window upstairs and watch the...

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Fécamp Local Customs

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    Market day

    by nhcram Written Aug 28, 2006

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    Fecamp market on a Saturday morning is huge and sells more or less anything you would want to buy even cats! The stalls are colourful and the stallholders very friendly and helpful.

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Fécamp Warnings and Dangers

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    Dangers on the beach.

    by breughel Updated May 22, 2011

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    Sur toutes les plages vous verrez les avertissements suivants:

    Danger d'éboulements. Ne pas circuler au pied des falaises.

    Pour votre santé ne ramassez pas les moules.

    Le galet est protégé et son extraction strictement réglementée.

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    On all beaches you will see following warnings:

    Danger of falling stones. Do not walk under the cliffs.

    For your health do not pick up the mussels.

    Flint is protected and its extraction is strictly regulated.

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Fécamp Off The Beaten Path

  • A nice house

    Near the Palais Benedectine there is a nice example of modern house with a mix of eclettic and gothique flambuyant architecture.

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  • Not so luxurious

    If you look at the web site for this chateau it looks amazing and looks like the kind of place you would love to spend a romanic weekend. Well I have looked around here and it is beautiful from the outside but very tired inside with drab walls and an almost eerie feel to it. They boast a jacuzzi suite which leaves a lot to be desired. It is very...

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