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Car-free, between city and nature

enjoy your surroundings to the fullest
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Forget the car! Get around on foot, by bike or by bus: with plenty of choices and a little organization, it’s promised, you’ll discover the best of our destination!

Whether you’re coming to Fécamp for the first time or returning, we share our tips for a successful stopover.

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Our advice

Nature
  • During school vacations and high season, remember to book your activities in advance,
  • At the seaside, always think of sunscreen even when the weather is overcast,
  • Inversely always have a raincoat at hand,
  • Don’t pick up the pebbles, they are essential to the protection of our coastline,
  • Don’t put your life in danger by walking under or too close to the edge of the cliffs, landslides are frequent, you should never leave the marked path,
  • For foot fishing, consult the schedules of the tides,
  • Don’t feed the seagulls, they find their food naturally in the sea,
  • In order to respect our beautiful landscapes, trash cans and containers are at your disposal to throw away your waste.

The coastline

of the Alabaster Coast

The Alabaster Coast is 140km of coastline from Le Tréport to Le Havre via Dieppe, Fécamp and Etretat.

The name, Alabaster Coast, comes from its immense white chalk cliffs, forming a great wall plunging into a sea of changing colors. This is moreover what inspired many impressionist painters coming to stay in our beautiful destination.
This wild and vertiginous coast hides a very diverse fauna and flora with its cliffs and pebble beaches offering you the soft sound of the waves coming and going with the tides.

On the cliffs, the beach or at sea: several ways to discover the Albâtre Coast!!

Cape Fagnet

The highest cliff of the Alabaster Coast

Let’s start with one of Fécamp’s must-sees: the Cap Fagnet!
You will undoubtedly be attracted by this cliff and the silhouette of the Notre-Dame-de-Salut Chapel.

Even though it is the highest point of the Côte d’Albâtre, peaking at 110 meters above sea level, you can reach it without much difficulty on foot via the stairs of the sente au matelot, from the Tourist Office, in 25 to 30 minutes.

Discover the hidden treasures of Cape Fagnet in a different way

Contact us or stop by the Tourist Office for more details!

Yport

Small fishing village

After a verdant wooded valley, the village overlooking the sea appears, sheltered from the west winds by its Chicard… and upstream, the line of cliffs curves its long vertical wall towards Fécamp, forming a magnificent natural bay, with numerous underground springs, visible at low tide.

Enjoy a quiet and peaceful moment in this fishing village, while tasting on the terrace of one of its restaurants of seafood.
Or take advantage of the GR®21: comfortably shod in hiking boots, you’ll have a postcard view of Yport before descending into the village!

The port

of Fécamp

If you are in Fécamp, it is certainly to enjoy the sea spray and its maritime atmosphere!

In this case, a discovery of the port is a must, by walking along the docks and its booms.

Friday 19 July
Cloudy
24°C
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Wind : 12km/hHumidity : 70%
Morning
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Evening
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Saturday 20 July
Cloudy
22°C
min : 16°C / max : 22°C
Wind : 11km/hHumidity : 63%
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Evening
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Sunday 21 July
Rain
18°C
min : 16°C / max : 18°C
Wind : 31km/hHumidity : 81%
Morning
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The Campaign

Cauchoise

Because the green meadows and undergrowth of our countryside are as beautiful and revitalizing as the sight of the sea, we invite you to radiate out into our territory and discover “beautiful corners of Normandy.”

The Pays de Caux is a vast plateau that rises gently to the east, going from 100 to 180 meters in altitude and ends with the cliffs of the Alabaster Coast, the highest of which the Cap Fagnet, in Fécamp with 110 meters high.

The Cauchoise countryside and its villages of character are made up of numerous castles and manors and a particular rural architecture clos-masures.


The clos-masure is a meadow that shelters a farm, surrounded by living hedges that serve as a windbreak curtain to shelter the buildings. These farm and dwelling buildings are traditionally made of brick and flint and are scattered between meadow, pond, orchard and vegetable garden. The trees are planted on a slope about one meter high. Beech, oak or, nowadays, poplar are used because of their rapid growth. This hedge creates a microclimate that generally allows the cultivation of apple trees for the production of cider. It also protects the young livestock and the barnyard.

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Another peculiarity of the Cauchoises countryside: the flax !
Sown in March/April, the flax rises in May, of an undulating green.
It is in June above all that one must come to admire it, its blue flowers with fragile petals in the shape of a funnel open every morning and wither in the afternoons for two weeks. It is an ephemeral and magical period.
Then they become small capsules from which the seeds will be extracted. Later during the summer comes the stage of uprooting, hulling and then retting to facilitate the separation of the flax fibers.

Enjoy these beautiful days to stroll on the Flax Bicycle Route in the middle of the fields!

Did you know?

  • Normandy is the first producing region of flax in the world.
  • Flax can be found everywhere!” It is known mainly for its use in the textile industry ( 90%) but also in cosmetics, insulation, sports equipment, composite materials, paper products, food products, beer …

Valmont

Green village

Strap on the bikes and pedal along the Véloroute du Lin in the direction of Valmont for a half-day (or even longer) nature ride.

Charming little country village, Valmont has a rich historical and natural heritage: its church, castle, abbey and numerous water mills give you an appointment for a moment of tranquility…

The Valmont is also a small river. Its sources, which flow to Fécamp to throw themselves into the sea, can be seen at the Vivier à Valmont.

Don't feel like walking?

Go toPublic transport

On-site, our coach services will be able to take you to Yport, Etretat or Le Havre for the modest sum of 2€ per trip: economical, ecological, practical!

  • Moving around Fécamp with Ficibus
  • Moving from Fécamp to other destinations in the Seine-Maritime with the Nomad
    • Fécamp – Le Havre via Goderville: line 508
    • Fécamp – Le Havre via Etretat: line 509
    • Fécamp – Yvetot: line 510
    • Fécamp – Saint-Valery-enCaux: line 513
    • Fécamp market: line 541

Find the bus schedules at the reception of your Tourist Office.

The FAQ

From the little backpacker

  • How to come to Fécamp ?

    By bike, train, car, and even boat… choose what you like!

    All the information right here!

  • Where to buy a bus ticket?

    For the Region’s Nomad buses or the city of Fécamp’s Ficibus, you can buy them directly from the bus driver or on the Atoumod m-ticket. app.

  • How much does a bus ticket cost?
    • Forthe Nomad buses of the region : Single ticket 2€
    • For the Ficibus of the city of Fécamp : Single ticket 0.50€. Weekend ticket 1€.
  • Where to picnic?
    • On the beaches of the Smaller and Larger Dalles, Saint-Pierre-en-Port, Fecamp andYport: find yourself a flat pebble and enjoy the view!
      But watch out for the gulls prowling around!
      (We remind you that our food is indigestible to these birds)
    • At the picnic tables provided for you:
      • In the valleys of Senneville-sur-Fécamp and Vaucottes;
      • At Cap Fagnet, Fécamp;
      • A Yport, above the Casino,
      • Along the Véloroute du Lin, to Valmont and beyond;
      • A Valmont, near the fishpond.

    We thank you for keeping our beaches and picnic areas clean by taking your trash away, and appreciate you trying to reduce it.

  • What to do with your waste?

    The best waste is the waste we don’t produce.
    We encourage you to choose the products you use carefully.

    Pick up and take your trash with you. You will find public trash cans as you pass through our villages. If these are already full, we invite you to save your waste until the next one!”

    Some benchmarks:

    • A handkerchief: pollution > 3 months.
    • A cigarette butt: pollution > 1 to 5 years.
    • A fruit peel: pollution > 3 months to 2 years.
    • A plastic can or bottle: pollution > 100 to 500 years.
  • On which beaches can I walk my dog?

    And yes, the dog is part of the family and he too has the right to a vacation!

    Find here the beaches where to walk your four-legged friend!”

  • What are the useful numbers?
    • SMUR / EMERGENCY – 15
    • POLICE EMERGENCY / GENDARMERIE – 17
    • FIREFIGHTERS – 18
    • SEA RESCUE – 196
    • DEAF AND HANDICAPPED – 114
    • PHARMACY ON GUARD – 3237
    • PHARMACY PHYSICIAN – 3624
    • HÔPITAL DES HAUTES FALAISES – 02 35 10 90 00
    • CENTRE ANTIPOISON – 08 00 59 59 59
    • OFFICE INTERCOMMUNAL DE TOURISME – 02 35 28 51 01
    • WASTE COLLECTION – 02 35 10 48 48
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