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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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  • Rides on the cliffs of Etretat with a calm sea or seas a landscape that one never gets always a discovery of its majestic cliffs.
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  • To see the rocks on the beach, the waves lapping the shore, to walk past the German WWII gun emplacements, to know it is a working fishing village, to walk up the stairs to the top of the cliff, these...  more »
  • Hiking, return of Bénouville at Etretat above the cliffs. About 8 Kms. In December with a beautiful Sun and absolutely clear weather, hiking is easy but be careful to keep track of the trail. Slides, particularly if the soil is wet are possible, stones or chunks of Cliff falls and blows of winds are a reality. And there is no place to hide in case of rain, apart from Etretat or in Bénouville. Have good walking shoes. For this reason, this hike is to prefer out of the high tourist season given the narrowness of the trail by location but also simply to admire the landscape and make beautiful pictures in peace. Allow at least 2-3 hours, the time to admire and have a drink in New York City before leaving.
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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.