Falaises d'Etretat, Etretat

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#1 of 24 in Nature in Normandy
Must see · Lookout · Geologic Formation
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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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  • I went with some friends to do the hike from Etretat beach until la vue panoramique du Belval which is quite easy. Every corner was so breathtaking, I couldn’t stop myself from taking loads of... 
    I went with some friends to do the hike from Etretat beach until la vue panoramique du Belval which is quite easy. Every corner was so breathtaking, I couldn’t stop myself from taking loads of...  more »
  • This should be on everyones bucket list. This is nature at its best with a fantastic mix of water, cliffs and open fields inland. We climbed up at both ends to have the birds eye view. You dont have.....  more
    This should be on everyones bucket list. This is nature at its best with a fantastic mix of water, cliffs and open fields inland. We climbed up at both ends to have the birds eye view. You dont have.....  more »
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  • Nice village and beautiful cliffs but many tourists during August holiday season. We did a hike from Étretat to Yport which took us about 4 hours. It was all along the coast on top of the cliffs with a great view on the Atlantic ocean.
  • Great view from up here!

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