Clubs became increasingly popular in Normandy, especially on the coast, in response to the English influence. The Cercle de la Concorde in Fécamp described its objective as offering residents somewhere “to talk about business and enjoy each other’s company”. Members read newspapers and played billiards. In Dieppe, the Casino club had many English-speaking members, including a large number of British people who had come on holiday to bathe in the sea. They had a strong influence on the lifestyles of the local middle and upper classes.
See also the Regulations of the Cercle de La Concorde in Fécamp, 1885