Fecamp is situated between cliffs and has a medium sized pleasure boats harbor and a fishing harbor. There are several shopping streets, museums, restaurants and a cathedral.
Fecamp is the home of the Benedictine liquor which is still made there. There are several large German bunker complexes in the cliffs.
Then continue with a visit of Honfleur
A visit to Honfleur is in itself a complete history lesson, from the 100 years’ war, through the voyages of discovery to the New World during the 17th century to the art of the impressionists.
As a defence against invasion by the English the town was walled and fortified during the second half of the 14th century. You can still go through the old “Caen Gate”, the last remaining piece of the original fortifications, most of which were demolished as the town and port were being expanded in the 17th century. In the medieval part of the town, known as the “Quartier de l’Enclos”, you can see the “Rue de la Ville”, the old main commercial and trading street in the town, still showing its medieval architecture and buildings from a bygone era, such as the old salt store.
making your way to the Eglise Saint Etienne, dating from the 14th century, making it the oldest church in the town. On the other side of the “Caen Gate” and “La Lieutenance” rises the Eglise Sainte Catherine, the largest wooden church in France, built by the ship carpenters of Honfleur shortly after the 100 years’ war. You can see that the bell tower of the church was put, rather unusually, on the top of the bell ringer’s house. Honfleur is also a favourite retreat for painters who come to paint the harbour and the colourful 17th century houses surrounding Sainte Catherine’s Quay, the same images that can be seen in the paintings of Claude Monet or his friend and mentor, Eugene Boudin.