Here at last: Dieppe

Dieppe may have lost out to Deauville in attracting glamorous Parisian visitors, but it still holds a charm for anyone arriving from England. As I will be reminded today when I arrive there.

Part of its appeal, I guess, is that it signifies the real start to a holiday, but it is also a rather pretty town in its own right.

Once you’re away from the ferry port and into the town proper, you can see why it has become a place for locals to promenade. There’s a beach, a pleasure port and plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.

Dieppe has switched between the French and the English over the years – indeed, its name comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘deep’.

Today, no doubt the presence of the English will be felt again, as another ferryload of visitors arrive.

This entry was published on Friday, 24 January 2014 at 08:05. It’s filed under Places and people and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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