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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  • After 2 attempts to park, we went early in the morning and on a bad day for, on the one hand park easily and on the other hand have less people. To park OK no problems around 9.30am, For the world, well until 11am. After, even in bad weather, madness!! Of course, the cliffs are pretty but there are other corners in Normandy just as beautiful and more peaceful.
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  • Small wild box. It's a great discovery. I was with my kids. The stairs are accessible for a 3-year-old. The small play areas on the pier allow parents to enjoy the beauty of the cliffs serenely
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