Falaises d'Etretat, Etretat

4.9
#1 of 21 in Nature in Normandy
Must see · Lookout · Geologic Formation
Discover the majestic chalk cliffs of Falaises 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 Falaises 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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  • The entire coastline is beautiful. There are many towns along the cliffs and they are all lovely. We loved veules les roses a bit further north.  more »
  • Beautiful walk early morning during the week to avaid the crowds. The view of the white cliffs are exceptional. Can be very busy during week-ends.  more »
  • Beautiful scenery, steep walk on both cliffs, must ensure you have the correct footwear. Nice bars and resturants dotted along the water. Nice day out  more »

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