Fécamp is part of the national network of towns of Art and History since 1992. The town’s heritage is promoted with the help of information boards around the town, guided tours and heritage workshops for children.
A programme of visits and a map of the tours is available in the Tourist Offices of Fécamp, Yport, Sassetot-le-Mauconduit, Saint-Pierre-en-Port and Valmont.
Saint-Etienne’s church presents a composite architecture : from the portal of the Renaissance period, listed historic monument, to the neo-gothic. Monumental paintings dating back to the 19th century can be admired in the choir. Each year in February this is where the maritime community celebrates Saint-Pierre-des-Marins, which honours the memory of sailors lost at sea.
Free access (except during ceremonies). Guided visits by appointment.
The Gothic abbey of Saint Trinity is a surprising 127 metres long and very light and houses the burial place of the 3rd and 4th Dukes of Normandy, a lantern tower and an exceptional astronomical tide clock dating back to 1667.
Free access (except during ceremonies). Guided visits by appointment.
01/04 - 30/09 : 9h - 19h
01/10 - 31/12 : 9h - 12h / 14h-17h
From April to October two tall ships, the “Mil Pat” and the “Tante Fine” invite you on board to discover the cliffs of the Alabaster Coast as seen from the sea. Enjoy an unforgettable experience in the shoes of a sailor on one of these superbly restored old fishing boats. Hoist up the sails for a 2 hour trip, the wind will take you in the direction of St Pierre en Port or Yport. Another possibility is a mini cruise of 4 hours in the direction of Etretat, its famous cliffs, the landmark of Arsène Lupin. The skipper Astérix will tell you the history of these two former langoustine fishing boats.
Housed in a former cod-drying factory, the Fisheries Museum offers visitors the diversity of its collections, all relating to the history of Fécamp: a historical gallery, fishing, fine arts, infancy and the local way of life. Located on the 7th floor of the museum, the belvedere offers a 360° viewpoint over the town and the Alabaster Coast.
02/05 - 15/09 : tous les jours : 11h - 19h
Fermé : 01/01 - 01/05 - 25/12
This workshop shares all the secrets of chocolate making : Visitors may also observe the preparation of chocolates. The tour ends in the shop with a small tasting.
01/07 - 31/08 : LUN au SAM : 9h-12h / 14h-18h30
DIM : 14h-18h
This architectural masterpiece of Gothic and Renaissance inspiration was erected at the end of the 19th century in honour of the Bénédictine liqueur. Discover the exceptional collections of ancient and sacred art of its founder Alexandre Le Grand, as well as exhibitions of contemporary art.
ALCOHOL ABUSE IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH, TO BE CONSUMED WITH MODERATION
Formerly a Gallic fortress, the Cap Fagnet was a chain in the Atlantic wall during the 2nd World War thanks to its exceptional panoramic view. At close proximity, a wind farm and a chapel dedicated to sailors lost at sea are also worth a visit.
Constructed during the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries, the ducal palace was the home of the first Dukes of Normandy. It is here that William the Conqueror celebrated his victory at Hastings in 1067. Access is reserved for visitors accompanied by a registered guide.
Step on board a 10-metre 500hp covered motorboat for a 2-hour trip to Etretat or a day-long trip between Fécamp, Etretat and Honfleur. Find out about the history of the cliffs and the villages of Normandy. For all reservations please consult www.lamerpourtous.fr or contact the Fécamp Tourist Office.
Not recommended for people suffering from back problems, pregnant women and children under 3.
This fishing village, nestled in a valley, remains marked with souvenirs of coastal fishermen. A few capstans and small brightly-coloured rowing-boats serve as reminders of a recent past, when life in Yport revolved exclusively around the sea as far as the banks of Newfoundland. A tour “through the streets of Yport” enables you to discover all its secrets.
Built by the town’s inhabitants in 1838, the Saint Martin church stands as a symbol of independence. In fact, the village was officially recognized as a municipality in 1842, soon after the completion of the church’s construction. The Saint Martin church houses a magnificent pulpit, a Stations of the Cross produced by a local artist, and ex-votos that showcase Yport’s identity as a fishing village.
SAM - DIM : 8h30 - 17h
A collection of over 2000 items of agricultural equipment. Collection of McCormick tractors. Cow and sheep farm and poultryyard.
01/07 - 31/08 : 14h - 17h30 - Fermé : MAR
01/09 - 31/11 : SAM - DIM - VAC : 14h - 17h30
Exposing the art of living and working in Normandy, over 700m² of museum space. From cider making to traditional costumes and turn of the century furniture, you will travel back through time and discover the Normandy of our ancestors.
01/06 - 30/09 : 14h - 18h
01/10 - 31/10 : WE & VAC : 14h - 18h
Fermé : 17/11 - 28/02
Natterra proposes guided tours of the cliffs along the Alabaster coast and, in particular, Etretat. Nature walks, geology, wildlife.
Discover the art of stained-glass window making and the Tiffany technique, free visit and demonstration. Exhibition and sale of decorative objects (lamps, mirrors etc……), objects made to order (door, window etc ….)
Guided tour in french: 1h30 aproximately
WE : RDV
Founded in 1169 by Nicolas d’Estouteville, grandson of a com¬panion of William the Conqueror, the abbey was entrusted to an order of Benedictine monks who had separated from the Abbey Hambye in the La Manche region. After the revolution, private owners lived at the site for 200 years, and in 1994, the Benedictine Community of Lisieux purchased the building.
Gregorian sung Mass held on weekdays at 9:45am, on Sundays and bank holidays at 10am. Evening vespers at 5:15pm.
Visit the snail farm to find out all about the different stages in the breeding process of this pleasant little creature with a visit to the laboratory.
In the courtyard of a farm estate typical of the region you will learn about the history of flax from the field to the clothes shop. A free audio-guided visit shows the various stages of the cultivation and harvesting of flax. A variety of flax-based products are on sale in the boutique.
01/07 - 31/08 : 14h - 18h30 du MAR eu VEN
VAC SCO (zone B) : MAR - VEN - SAM : 14h - 18h30
Set within a farm estate typical of the region and with a magnificent dovecote, find out all about cider : its history, the orchard, cider apples, traditional techniques … To end the visit, sample our products in the farm shop.
01/07 - 31/08 : 10h - 12h / 14h - 18h
01/09 - 15/11 : 10h - 12h / 14h - 18h (sauf MER - DIM)
16/11 - 31/12 : RDV
Caux Vannerie cultivates the osier which is then transformed into 100% local, handmade wicker objects. The visit includes learning about the farming of osier and the machines and tools used to transform it.
16/09 - 14/04 : RDV
Fermé : 01/01 - 31/03
Leisure park for the whole family, including a visit of rare breeds of dogs, set in a landscaped park. Mini train, maze, poney rides, inflatable structures, mini farm. Restaurant on site.
04/09 - 30/09 : MER - SAM - DIM : 11h - 18h
01/15 - 05/11 : week-end et vacances scolaires : 11h - 17h
This fully restored abbey is a listed historic building which proposes a scenic visit unique in Normandy. The audio-guided visit recounts the daily life of the monks and the eventful history of the “Cité des Abbesses”.
01/04 - 01/06 & 30/09 - 31/10 : mar au dim : 10h-18h - Fermé : lun
01/07 - 31/08 : lun au dim : 10h-18h
La Grange ….. is Elisa’s domain ! You are in a different world from the moment you enter! You are welcomed with a smile and it is not uncommon to smell Elisa’s delicious jam. Exhibition and sale (over 300m²) of local handmade articles and gastronomy (wooden toys, candles, jewellery, perfume, photographs, embroidered household linen, objects made from serviettes, glass engravings, soaps, leather goods, scarves …..)