Fécamp is a town surrounded by the high, clear cliffs of the Norman coast. The former seat of the Dukes of Normandy, it is famous worldwide for its Benedictine liqueur and is an important port center.
Until the 13th century, Fécamp was the seat of the Dukes of Normandy. The former capital is today a quiet town with a busy fishing port. Cod is caught here, which is one of the main dishes of the local cuisine. In the recently opened Pêcheries Museum, you can learn about the local fishing traditions and the city's relationship with the sea.
The biggest attraction and the most recognizable building in Fécamp is the Benedictine Palace. It was built in the 19th century on the site of medieval monastery buildings. Its shape is inspired by the Gothic and Flemish Renaissance. The creator of the building was Alexandre Le Grand, who also found a 16th-century recipe for a liqueur made by the local monks. The palace now houses the Bénédictine liqueur distillery, which is sold all over the world, as well as a museum of religious and contemporary art. Near the palace there is the former monastery church of the Holy Trinity.
The Fécamp area is famous for its beautiful coastline. There are sandy beaches and high, clear cliffs. There are walking paths on the isch peaks, from which you can admire the sea and its shores.