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On 17 Jul 2011 at 8:31pm Jackson wrote:
Bonjour. I was thinking of getting the ferry to Dieppe with the wife and kids for a few days. Quite fancy exploring beyond Dieppe so may drive. Anyone done this? Got any suggestions for child friendly holiday in the area? Merci beaucoup.
On 17 Jul 2011 at 9:24pm Brussel Sprout wrote:
Etretat is lovely and the river at Clecy is also very nice. Little towns and villages of the Suisse Normande worth touring. Great cheese.
On 17 Jul 2011 at 10:23pm sashimi wrote:
Jackson, if you don't mind driving for an hour or so, the mouth of the Somme is worth a visit. St Valerie-sur-Somme is stunning and Le Crotoy is a very nice resort on the other side of the bay. There's plenty for curious children to do and see - but keep an eye on them with the marshes and the tides.
On 17 Jul 2011 at 10:43pm Jackson wrote:
Thanks for the input Brussel Sprout. Was thinkig of driving to Rouen - anyone done that? I'm gonna have two impatient children along for the ride and whilst the beach in Diepe may keep them happy for a while we will need more to keep them entertained.
On 18 Jul 2011 at 8:36am Taff wrote:
Go west of Dieppe. Stop of at any of the 'Normandy' beaches and on to Bayeux. I assume your children would be of an age to appreciate some of it.
On 18 Jul 2011 at 9:10am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Rouen is just a big industrial town. Cathedral's worth seeing I suppose but not much else.
On 18 Jul 2011 at 10:10am Love the French wrote:
The whole place is full of French people. Nasty arrogant horrible people. I'd rather spend the time in Newhaven or Peacehaven
On 18 Jul 2011 at 10:46am Clifford wrote:
Jackson - I once rode by bike from Dieppe to Rouen. Stopping off for meals and drinks it took some time. I think you'll enjoy it.
On 18 Jul 2011 at 2:41pm invisible man wrote:
There is a very nice campsite not far from Calais which is ideal for children as there is a covered in heated pool and free fishing just round the corner for Dad. Also there are some interesting places to visit locally including a train ride along the Somme. Look up Val Du Trie which is the name of the camp site and it will give you more info. Bon Chance mon ami.
On 18 Jul 2011 at 3:10pm Ratty wrote:
Honfleur on the way to Rouen is a beautiful town to visit and the Normandy Bridge is very impressive. If the weather is decent, in the other direction towards Paris is the Avenue Verte, a 40km traffic free cycle route along an old railway line which may appeal to your family.
On 20 Jul 2011 at 12:27pm ar106 wrote:
I like the drive from Dieppe to Veules-les-Roses, which is a nice little village with a beach and a working water wheel. I've also cycled this - lots of nice villages along the way. One is twinned with Herstmonceux in Sussex. Etretat is also nice with a beach and a natural arch rock formation in the sea (similar to Durdle Door in the UK).
Honfleur is very nice around the old port area and Deauville has sandy beaches, but they're a bit further away from Dieppe.

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