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
Facilities : Parking for families
Services : Play area, Bicycle parking
Activities available on site : Junior workshop
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€
Methods of payment : Postal or bank cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash