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.

Ruins and remains, Contemporary


All year
Horaire NC

Facilities : Parking for families
Services : Play area, Bicycle parking
Activities available on site : Junior workshop

Private visits

The visit lasts approximately : 90 min

Languages spoken  : English, German, Spanish
Tours available in : English, German, Spanish


Base rate - full rate adult to 5.00€
Child rate to 3.00€
Reduced rate From 1.50€
to 3.00€

Methods of payment : Postal or bank cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash

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