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Falaise d'Etretat, Etretat

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Lookout Landmark
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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  • We basically drove one hour just for the view and it was worth it. I took some really nice pictures. We want there in April and be prepared for some strong and cold winds. Not sure if it gets better i...  more »
  • We arrived at Etretat at about 11 a.m. on a lovely sunny day in May 2017. Etretat is a lovely seaside town extremely popular for day visits. The town is renowned for its white cliffs and three natural...  more »
  • We were recommended to come to beautiful Etretat by our b&b and we were not disappointed. You approach the beach via the lovely little town with its pretty timbered buildings. Then standing on the lit...  more »
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  • Incredibly beautiful natural cliffs with arches over turquoise water. One of our favorite stops in Normandy. Easy to access from car. Short hike to top for even better views. Wish we had more time to explore the cute town at it's base.
  • The view is breathtaking and we went in the afternoon, but I guess the morning view would have been even better. Try to climb both sides, as the view differ and if on one side there are two large cliffs, with lots of greenery, on the other side, there is Cathedral and the small cliff, with an awesome view. Difficult to choose which is the best view. The Cathedral was closed, but the view is worth the visit.
  • the view is breathtaking. it is not too difficult for a hike, on the right hand side cliff you can take a small train but the best view is from the left hand side one so def worth the hike. we also took a 2 hour boat ride on the sea to see the cliffs and we absolutely recomand doing so if you have the time
  • Such a nice spot. You can spend a very nice and romantic weekend in Etretat. Cliffs offer fantastic views.
  • One of the most wonderful landscapes of France. From the city beach, you can go up on the right or on the left side (or both of course) to see the Rock going beyond into the sea. What a wonderful experience !