15 Best Things to Do in Dieppe (France)

2. Église Saint-Jacques

Église Saint-Jacques

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Église Saint-Jacques

Dieppe’s main church was begun in the 1100s and not completed until the 1500s, and so it’s a complete monument to every stage of gothic architecture in France.

The western rose window has very intricate traceries, and see if you can count all of the gargoyles on the facade, because there are more than a hundred.

The eminent fleet-owner Jean Ango, who supplied King Francis I with his vessels for global exploration, was a patron of the church in the 15th century.

He commissioned the carved frieze in the Chappelle du Trésor, which depicts Brazilian Indians as described by sailors and explorers returning to Dieppe from their expeditions.

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