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Falaise d'Etretat, Etretat

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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. Arrange to visit Falaise d'Etretat and other attractions in Etretat using our Etretat vacation trip planner.
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  • a beautiful panorama, a rich french heritage. a visit to family or two. Very fond memories!
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  • First, be prepared to walk, then just enjoy the view. Usually windy at the scene, but the view from the cliffs is fine. The formations are very beautiful. The tracks are good, but require a good physical preparation. A place to be seen more than once in your life!
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  • Very nice place! Lack of instructional signs on the fauna and flora and the management of the cliffs on the Gr. Would be very interesting and fun!
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  • Outstanding, one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in my life. Summer, late day, you can and should come watch sunset here
  • Nature, showing you what it does best, create the most beautiful thing you have ever seen.
  • Amazing, well worth the visit. Be sure to walk up onto the cliffs
  • One of the best places to visit in Normandy. Make sure to check it out with low tide, in order to see all of the hidden beaches.
  • Wow. Just wow! Wonderful creation of God.