The grand Dieppe steeplechase by Louis Heyrault, lithography

Dieppe followed the English fashion for horse-racing, opening a racecourse as early as 1852 at which steeplechases were held. Followers of horse-racing were known as “sportsmen”, while the word “sport” was used in France only to describe horse-racing, as in the definition given in the 1883 edition of the Littré dictionary.
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  • Institution

Dieppe – Château Musée

  • Original reference

@B. Legros

  • Period

Late Modern Period

  • Thematic

Tourism and culture



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