France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Fécamp, Normandy Guide
A lovely port on the Normandy coast, surrounded by beautiful cliffs.




Fécamp sits on the Normandy coast, about 71 kilometers (44 miles) northwest of Rouen, and just 44 kilometers (27 miles) north of Le Havre (map).

Surrounded by steep cliffs, called falaises, this port town has long made its living from the sea. The small port is full of boats—pleasure craft, fishing boats, and excursion boats to take you to places like nearby Étretat. Fécamp has long been associated with the herring industry.

Fécamp, France
Above, View of the port and across to Cap Fagnet.

The beach, like many in this area, is shingle rather than sand—that is, made up of small rocks. The falaises make for a dramatic setting. To the north of the town is the Cap Fagnet, with beautiful views of the town and the English channel. More...

Fécamp also has a long history, dating to Roman times. And several lovely old churches.

And we were surprised to learn that Fécamp is the home of the liqueur Bénédictine. In fact, it is only made in Fécamp! You can visit the ornate Palais Bénédictine and learn about the history and manufacture of this famous drink. More...

If you're looking to get away from touristy areas and enjoy a lovely seaside town, consider Fécamp. It's a bit off the beaten path, which is part of its charm. There's not a lot to do there, but that too is part of its charm.

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Above, The Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp.

Below, The pebble beach and falaises, or cliffs.


Fécamp, France

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