If you fancy a day trip to France, Newhaven is the closest ferry port to London in the UK. DFDS operate a ferry service three times a day between Newhaven & Dieppe and in under just four hours you can travel from Sussex to Upper Normandy. If you’re feeling really adventurous, Dieppe has fast and convenient links to Paris.

Early in the 19th century, after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Dieppe became France’s first-ever seaside resort. Parisians took to holidaying by the sea at Dieppe, with the first purpose-built Etablissement des Bains ( sea-bathing establishment)in 1822.The resort became a magnet for the British too, including a bohemian artistic set who appreciated the more relaxed atmosphere this side of the Channel during the Belle Epoque.

There are many things to do in Dieppe as well as places to visit nearby. For example, Dieppe is the closest resort to Paris, with a pretty pebble beach that’s good for swimming and sunbathing. For this reason, many tourists flock here from the capital each year. The beach is flanked by dramatic limestone cliffs and has famously inspired paintings by the likes of Monet and Gaugin.

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