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Estran Cite de la Mer

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Address: 37 Rue de l' Asile Thomas, 76200, Dieppe, France
Phone Number: +33 2 35 06 93 20
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09:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 00:30
13:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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You will discover the maritime activity of the fishing ports on this side...

You will discover the maritime activity of the fishing ports on this side of the Channel through :- the evolution of shipbuilding and embarked technology- the fishing techniques aboard doris or trawlers, and the story of a fish from the ocean to the fishmonger- the originality of the geological identity of our cliffs- our aquariums in which you will at leisure admire the different species living in the Channel.

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Flints and flatfish

We'd missed our train to Rouen so went to the Museum. You are given a guide in English when you first enter which was useful. The first section was a bit dry - about shipbuilding... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2015
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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times, I like the floor level aquarium where you can touch the fish. The rest of the museum paints a nice picture of Dieppe's fishing industry. I thought the entrance fee was worth the money. So the people on the desk do not speak English. Well just for info your in France. Chill enjoy

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Deal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

An interesting view of life in a fishing village with some interesting exhibits. Kids will love the aquarium especially the floor level tank where touching is encouraged - and the Rae are very friendly!!

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Thank peter_the_traveller4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We balked a little at the price of admission to be honest yet once immersed it became a fascinating visit, full of history about the coast and the industry there. The fish tanks are a sorry sight though, as a reef enthusiast I could clearly see a few diseased fish and tanks that did not cater for the size of... More 

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Thank Bern W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

None of the three people on the desk spoke English. Had 2 floors about the city by the sea and had a very little aquarium of fish. €7.50!! We were in and out in about an hour, maybe less!!

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Sussex
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Good value. There is a video in English which tells the story of the town. A museum of fishing and its part in Dieppe. Quite a lot of objects. No real other signs in English but i was given an English guide to take around with me which was useful. Friendly staff. There are fish and other sea creatures in... More 

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estrancitedelamer, Coordinateur at Estran Cite de la Mer, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your message ! More 

Brighton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We'd missed our train to Rouen so went to the Museum. You are given a guide in English when you first enter which was useful. The first section was a bit dry - about shipbuilding - but there were some hands on exhibits which my daughter enjoyed. It gradually gets more interesting about how Dieppe's maritime history developed. There was... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

Interesting visit about the maritime history and heritage of Dieppe, but don't go if you are expecting a load of aquariums.

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1 Thank dwcarlson
estrancitedelamer, Coordinateur at Estran Cite de la Mer, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry that the visit is not what you expected . We try to communicate our place as a museum - aquarium, which has aquariums from the Channel but also exhibitions on fishing, shipbuilding, coastal environment ... These exhibitions have interested you , so I hope you do not regret your visit too ! Thank you for your... More 

Malaunay, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Small museum showing evolution of the city , the harbour, the ships, the coast...A lot of items used before for the fishing, a lot of models.

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Thank Philippe E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

A very good and interesting museum about the sea, fishing and boat building. The staff were very helpful and friendly and gave us a big book on the various articles which was helpful. The beach with all the rubbish found was a real eye opener. There was a lift for my husband to use to enable a full visit. The... More 

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estrancitedelamer, Coordinateur at Estran Cite de la Mer, responded to this review

Thank you very much for all the compliments . We are delighted that you liked the visit ! More 

Newhaven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff with good spoken English. We were handed a thick English guide/folder with lots of information in it. The videos downloaded via QR codes spread out around the museum were not worth bothering with (one of them ended with "wet paint" sign and doorway, made me laugh thou). However the yellow digital stand was very good. Overall it is... More 

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