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In northern France along the English channel is the city of Fecamp. With beautiful steep cliffs, rock formations, and a thriving fishing industry, the city is a picturesque maritime town. The fishing industry draws many to the city but there are plenty of historical attractions as well. The Saint-Trinity Abbatial church was originally constructed in the 11th century and has been remodeled as the city progressed through movements such as the Renaissance. Beautiful carvings frame the entrance of the Church of Saint-Etienne and demand your attention as well. A pair of museums can also be found here dedicated to the city's fishing heritage as well as Benedictine liqueur. For as long as you enjoy this peaceful ocean town, relax in the comfort of a Venere hotel. With Fecamp hotels ranging from one to five stars, you'll find the right accommodations for you regardless of your budget.
What's Fecamp Like?
Since the middle ages, Fecamp's primary industry has centered around fishing, particularly the herring fishery. The Saint-Trinity Abbatial church is an important historical monument that includes a prominent lantern tower built in the 14th century. The church underwent a huge makeover during the Renaissance period and some of the paintings remain on displayed today. The Church of Saint Etienne nearby cannot boast the same lifespan as Trinity but compensates with some elaborate carvings. Two museums can be found in the city as well. The Museum of the Benedictine Palace is dedicated to Benedictine liqueur brewed in the region as well as a variety of other objects. The Museum of Fishing and Newfoundland looks at history of fishing in Fecamp dating back to the age of the Vikings.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Fecamp
With the fishing industry comes a wide array of seafood dishes such as crustaceans, monkfish, and of course, herring. In inland region of Normandy is also home to several apple orchards and ciders and an apple brandy called Calvados are popular. French is the native tongue of the city as one would expect. Even if you're not fluent, locals appreciate it when visitors learn at least a few simple phrases to begin the conversation. There's a lot to see and do in Fecamp, so book with Venere and spend your time seeing all the attractions the city has to offer. Venere's website proudly offers independent reviews as well as high resolution photos so you know exactly what to expect when you arrive. To make a reservation, go online or download Venere's free mobile smartphone app.