Falaises d'Etretat, Etretat

4.9
#1 of 22 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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  • Drove from Honfleur especially to see this amazing scenery. The day was beautiful, not to hot, sunny. Found paid parking without to much problem. The town was filled with people. Nice walk along the p...  more »
  • After a walk of several kilometers, in the middle of nature, a golf course, and meadows with beautiful Norman bulls, stands in the open sea, the beautiful cliffs of Etretat. They are definitely worth a visit, and the site is very beautiful. Take walking shoes, if you want to do the whole walk. Ideally, put your car in one of the many paid car parks located in the city, and walk around the site.
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