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What to do in Etretat on a one day trip – wander in town and on the cliffs

Hi there! You must have heard about Etretat, and now I’ll tell you why you need to discover this stunning place with your own eyes!

Why is Etretat a must-see place in Normandy?

Such as Fécamp, Etretat is a Norman seaside resort, where pebble beach and white cliffs form a wonderful site. Erosion has crafted the famous arch in the chalk as well as the needle. If these two sounds familiar today, it’s because they inspired many artists, particularly impressionist painters as Claude Monet or Eugene Boudin.

What to see in Etretat in a day?

Staying an entire day in Etretat is perfect to enjoy the town, the beach and the extraordinary landscapes. Indeed, Etretat will reveal its different faces as you go through the day. Whether in summer or winter the amazement is guaranteed (even on a rainy day, which makes it even more cliché)! On both sides of the beach, cliffs and hikes are impressive. You’ll see Notre-Dame de la Garde Chapel, on the heights east of the resort. It was built by sailors in honor of Virgin Mary. On the west side, you must take the path that leads to the top. This is THE ride you need to walk on because of its breathtaking views of the cliffs! And note that, if the tide allows it, you can also wander at the bottom of the cliffs where the view is definitely worth it too!

Finally, the town itself is full of charm, and a walk in the center, around the Notre-Dame church, is also very nice.

So are you ready ? Etretat, this little Norman jewel is waiting for you !!!

Boujou (the Norman way to say XOXO)

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Easy walk : 1:30    

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