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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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  • We visited on an overcast day but even then the views were fantastic, made even better as the crowds stated away due to the inclement weather. We had been to Durdle Door the previous week and given... 
    We visited on an overcast day but even then the views were fantastic, made even better as the crowds stated away due to the inclement weather. We had been to Durdle Door the previous week and given...  more »
  • We came to Etretat on a cloudy and rainy weekday in late September. Despite the stormy seas, we enjoyed a walk along the broad-walk, then on the beach, the view of the hills on both sides was simply.....  more
    We came to Etretat on a cloudy and rainy weekday in late September. Despite the stormy seas, we enjoyed a walk along the broad-walk, then on the beach, the view of the hills on both sides was simply.....  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.
  • Beautiful cliff with amazing view

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