Discover the remains of the castle of Arques-la-Bataille
Only 15 minutes away from La Tour aux Crabes are the remains of a medieval castle, built during the reign of William of Arques.
Discover this ancient fortress during your stay in Dieppe!
The history of the castle of Arques-la-Bataille
Built on the commune bearing the same name, the castle of Arques-la-Bataille has witnessed many battles and assaults.
The construction of the castle was ordered in the 11th century by William of Arques, the uncle of the famous Duke of Normandy and King of England William the Conqueror.
The castle went down in history for a famous battle between King Henry IV and troops of the League, a Catholic party that had succeeded in driving Henry III out of the capital at that time.
With only 7,000 men against 30,000, King Henry IV managed to win the battle.
The castle was subsequently abandoned and militarily derelict: the inhabitants were even allowed to use the castle as a stone quarry by King Louis XVI.
Today, the castle is in ruins and is closed to the public. It is nevertheless possible to admire its remains thanks to a hiking trail: a beautiful walk in the Norman village of Arques-la-Bataille and Martigny which allows you to discover its surrounding ponds while admiring the majestic ruins of the castle.
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Take a gourmet break at La Tour aux Crabes restaurant in Dieppe
Fancy a delicious lunch or dinner in Dieppe? The restaurant La Tour aux Crabes opens its doors to you for a meal in an idyllic setting.
Sit on the terrace and enjoy the magnificent view of the port of Dieppe or take a seat in our dining room, which combines modern decoration with the charm of the past. You will enjoy a regional and gourmet cuisine.
For a snack or a drink, our panoramic bar Le Patio by La Tour aux Crabes welcomes you with a superb view of the city's port.