Falaises d'Etretat, Etretat

4.9
#1 of 21 in Nature in Normandy
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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  • this is why everybody comes to Etretat, to walk the 500m left and right along the seaside, looking at the cliffs on both sides of the bay, and eventually climb up on one or the other side. and when I....  more »
  • Although there was lot of people, it was a breathtaking experience. Nature at his best. From the centre of Etretat, you have do some climbing. Parking in Etretat can be difficult.  more »

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