Fecamp, Upper Normandy

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Benedictine Monastery & Liquor Factory, Bunkers, Casino
Between Le Havre and Dieppe
N49 45.456 E0 22.574
Michelin # 304: 3C Michelin Green: p:236
Benedictine Monastery, top of cliffs, German bunkers

Tourist Info: link
Airport: No
Railroad: Yes
  N49 45.555 E0 22.513
Ferry: Ferry: No

Fecamp is situated between cliffs and has a medium sized pleasure boats harbor and a fishing harbor. There are several shopping streets, museums, restaurants and a cathedral.

Fecamp is the home of the Benedictine liquor which is still made there. There are several large German bunker complexes in the cliffs.

Every Saturday morning there is an open air, and an indoor market in front of the Cathedral.

Once a year, Fecamp hosts an international Catamaran race.

During July and August, on the beach, there's a special hut from the local government, that has comfortable chairs, shade and lots of books you can borrow (for free). They even have English books on loan. The read-a-book-on-the-beach is called "Lire A La Plage". More info, click here (in French).

Things to do/see GPS Coordinates Comments/Links
Beach/Promenade Walk N49 45.709 E0 21.825 Pebble beach, but very long
Casino N49 45.465 E0 21.580 Great view and decent restaurant
Visit Benedictine Museum N49 45.518 E0 22.057 Very interesting & pretty
Visit open air farmer's market N49 45.451 E0 22.602 Saturday
Visit Hill top Chapelle and WWII Bunkers N49 46.029 E0 22.205 Incredible view!
Visited Restaurants    

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The Farm & Chapelle Situated on the cliffs is the old Farm and Chapel turned into an Hotel.

The view from the cliff, alongside the bunkers is very nice.

View from the cliffs

German WWII Bunker
There is a large bunker complex built into the cliffs, joined by underground tunnels. Weekly visits are possible, but you require to book in advance at the Tourist Office.
View from the cliffs

Pleasure boats harbor
There is a reasonably sized pleasure boots harbor, where once a year a catamaran race is held.

The beach, like most of Upper Normandy is a pebble beach.

Pebble Beach

River side & Harbor entrance
he fishing harbor is very active. About 20-30 boats fish for haring (there is a yearly haring feast, usually last weekend of November) and other fish.

Fishing boats arrive on the dock daily, and sell their fresh fish to the public before the rest goes for commercial processing.

Fishing boat on a dry dock

The Casino
Alongside the beach/ promenade is a small casino/ restaurant.

The Benedictine Monastery {link} is worth a visit !

Benedictine Factory/Museum

Open Air Market
Saturday morning hosts an open air market and next door, an indoor market. In the indoor market, local farmers sell their fresh produce.
Indoor Framer's Market
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