Fécamp, a town of art and history
Maison du Patrimoine 10, rue des Forts 76400 FECAMP / Côte d'Albâtre
Fécamp is part of the national network of «Towns of Art and History » since 1992. The Heritage Archives Department highlights the town’s heritage 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 at the Tourist Offices of Fécamp, Yport and Sassetot- le-Mauconduit.
Fécamp is surrounded with the highest cliffs of Normandy. It was a fishermen village created during the Roman period. Its names comes from its previous name Fiscanum, based on the the word "Fisk" meaning fish.
During the 10th century, it becomes a capital under the reign of the Dukes of Normandy. The Sainte-Trinité Abbey is built in front of their palace. This abbey is the 2nd place of pilgrimage in Normandy after the Mont-Saint-Michel. Many pilgrims come to see the Precious blood relic.
During the 19th century, Fécamp starts fishing cod fish in Terre-Neuve. Cod fish becomes as famous as herring. Important changes will happen in the arbour.
Abbey, Chapel, Church, Palace, Ruins and remains, Town, Contemporary, City of historical and artistic interest
Museum of France
Facilities : Parking for families
Services : Play area, Bicycle parking
Activities available on site : Junior workshop, Specific theme activities, Specialist conferences, Conferences, Conferences
The visit lasts approximately : 90 min
Languages spoken : English, German, Spanish
Tours available in : English, German, Spanish
|Base rate - full rate adult||From 5.00€
|Child rate||From 3.00€
|Reduced rate||From 1.50€
Methods of payment : Postal or bank cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash