Falaise d'Etretat, Etretat

Discover the majestic chalk cliffs of Falaise d'Etretat, which inspired artists like Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet, and Claude Monet. These world-renowned cliffs are home to many species of plant and animal life, including seabirds such as herring gulls, arctic fulmars, and peregrine falcons. At low tide, you can walk out onto the beach and see oyster beds dating back to the 17th century. Look for a hole in a cliff known as "trou à l'homme." Sea cabbage and red grass are protected species that grow along the coast. Many caves line the coast, with several that are accessible only by boat during calm weather. Make Falaise d'Etretat a centerpiece of your Etretat vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Etretat trip planning site .
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  • I can't find the words... The place is just exceptional, we take full eyes. To see at least once without his life, for my part I would probably... (We had the opportunity to see the cliffs by cloudy and with snow so miss us the view with the beautiful Sun...).
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  • What about... very nice... well preserved... a feast for the eyes and lovers of beautiful pictures... to do of course.
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  • We did the side downstream, the views are spectacular, very passable road much, then, quite muddy (allow good shoes)... Ride that will remain in your memories... Cautiously of course.
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  • This is an incredibly scenic destination. The waves crashing on the round stone beach and retreating back to the ocean creates an incredible resonance like that of fighter jets overhead. This is something to experience, the cliffs are a beautiful spectacle to behold. Definitely go here if you are anywhere near the area!
  • Étretat is a beautiful place to visit, those cliffs look very wonderful. Go here to visit for a incredible view. However, it's hard to find parking for your car, because the parking lot is always full.If you go to the parking on the top of the cliff that a little far away from the center, there are more places to park. From that parking lot, you can see the old church, and the view from the top. Also you can follow the long stairs to another cliff, and see the ocean. There is a great place to visit on a nice weather day. Don't miss it.
  • Amazing place with magnificent view of beach and the cliff. It’s more interesting while coming here in summer, so you can benefit long and clean beach. There are some stone caves for somebody who wants to discover. We can also enjoy an outstanding meal with seafoods, there are some beautiful restaurants to choice at this place.
  • Absolutely incredible! Definitely worth stopping by for a few hours if you're up in Normandy!!
  • This place is absolutely gorgeous. The sounds of the waves as they crash against the stones and retreat back to the sea is mesmerizing. Worth a look for the experience, the cliffs and views are breathtaking.

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