List of foreigners travelling to Dieppe for sea-bathing

Sea-bathing became fashionable in Normandy in the 19th century, following the trend set in England by Brighton.

It started to become popular in Dieppe in 1821, a few months before the arrival of the Duchess of Berry. Many foreigners were seen on Dieppe’s beaches, mainly English, for whom the journey was made easier by the introduction of steamers crossing the Channel. Another factor making Dieppe a favourite destination for English travellers was the presence of a large English colony in the town, involved in trade and tourism.

  • Origin

Préfecture de seine-maritime

  • Date details


  • Institution

Archives départementales de Seine – Maritime

  • Original reference

5 m 192

  • Period

Late Modern Period

  • Thematic


Tourism and culture



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