Churches in Dieppe —
Fine Examples of
Among the many sights
that will greet you as you wander
through Dieppe are these interesting old churches.
L’église Saint Rémy
and L’église Saint Jacques are still the tallest
buildings in the old town and dominate the skyline as seen from the
castle. The name, L’église Saint Jacques, derives
from the fact that Dieppe is on one of the pilgrimage routes to
de Compostela, Spain, where the faithful pay homage at the grave of
St. James the Apostle. L’église Saint Rémy dates back a thousand years,
although the current structure was constructed in 1522.
As with most
buildings of great age, especially those
in cities such as Dieppe which have seen many wars and some hard-driven
inclement weather, there have been damages and subsequent
reconstructions over the centuries. Both of these ancient
churches are easily visited in a stroll around the old section of town.
La Chapelle de
Notre-Dame de Bonsecours is perched prominently atop a cliff to the
northeast of downtown Dieppe, across
the river and just above the ferry terminal. It’s more of a hike than a
leisurely walk from the center of the old town and the beach. We went