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Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France
Dieppe is a town and commune in the Seine-Maritime department and Haute-Normandie region of France. At the 1999 census the town had 34,653 inhabitants (Dieppois), while the population of the whole Dieppe urban area (aire urbaine) was 81,419.

A port on the English Channel, famous for its scallops, and with a regular ferry service from the Gare Maritime to Newhaven in England, Dieppe also has a popular pebbled beach, a 15th-century castle and the churches of Saint Jacques and Saint Rémi.wikipedia



Dieppe, France

Château de Dieppe
The Château de Dieppe is a castle in the French town of Dieppe in the Seine-Maritime département. The castle was founded in 1188,... Read MORE...

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Two of France's best navigators, Michel le Vasseur and his brother Thomas le Vasseur, lived in Dieppe when they were recruited to join the expedition of René Goulaine de Laudonnière which departed Le Havre for Florida on April 20, 1564.
The expedition resulted in the construction of Fort Caroline, the first French colony in the New...Read MORE...

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First recorded as a small fishing settlement in 1030, Dieppe was an important prize fought over...Read MORE...

Dieppe was the premier port of the kingdom in the 17th century.
On July 23, 1632, 300 colonists heading to New France departed from Dieppe.
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At the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Dieppe lost 3,000 of its Huguenot citizens, who fled abroad.

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Dieppe was an important target in wartime; the town was largely destroyed by an Anglo-Dutch naval bombardment in 1694.

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Dieppe was rebuilt after 1696 in a typical French classical style by Ventabren, an architect, who gave it its unique feature for a sea port.

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Dieppe was popularised as a seaside resort following the 1824 visit of the widowed Duchess of Berry, daughter-in-law of Charles X.
She encouraged the building of the recently renovated municipal theatre, the Petit-Théâtre (1825),...Read MORE...

During the later 19th century, Dieppe became popular with English artists as a beach resort.
Prominent literary figures such as Arthur Symons loved to keep up with the latest fads of...Read MORE...

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Dieppe was occupied by German naval and army forces after the fall of France in 1940.

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1942 - The Dieppe Raid in the Second World War was a costly battle for the Allies.
On August 19, 1942, Allied soldiers, mainly drawn from the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, landed...Read MORE...


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