Fécamp, ville d'art et d'histoire
Maison du Patrimoine 10, rue des Forts 76400 Fécamp / Côte d'Albâtre
Label Town of Art and History since 1992
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.