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Étretat

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Étretat - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Seine-Maritime
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On the Alabaster Coast in Seine-Maritime, Étretat is famous for its exceptionally characterful and majestic cliffs. Sculpted by the waters of the English Channel, the cliffs of Amont, Aval and the Needle (L'Aiguille) form an enchanting setting. In fact, they have inspired many painters including Monet, as well as writers like Guy de Maupassant, André Gide or Maurice Leblanc, who chose the Hollow Needle (L''Aiguille Creuse) as Arsène Lupin's hiding place. Fall in love with the wild beauty of the place on the beach and footpaths, or in the gardens overhanging them.

One of the top local curiosities is the Trou à l'homme (meaning "manhole"), a tunnel dug through the Aval cliff which connects two beaches. What makes it special? It is only accessible for a few hours a day, at low tide.

But Étretat is also a pleasant town with its period villas, charming shops and beautiful wooden hall housing the old market.

The concrete spire that you see towering above the Amont cliff pays homage to the aviators Nungesser and Coli, who attempted to cross the Atlantic in 1927.

If you are an expert in putts and side-spins, treat yourself to a game on Étretat golf course. Its exceptional location 50 metres above the sea cannot fail to enchant you!

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Étretat

Étretat Norman village in the bottom of a valley lined with chalk cliffs and flint, pierced with three arches.

This town once lived from fishing, shipbuilding timber was located there (Julius Caesar had built boats to invade England). Then painters, musicians and writers come to indulge their passion and then make Étretat a curiosity. Tourism is developing, fishermen and their boats are disappearing today some remain, the shipyard is still alive and keeps this expertise and heritage alive.

Side local specialties include cider, calvados, crustaceans and fish cooked in many restaurants Étretat.

Things to see and do

Places of interest

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Natural sites

Events and festivities

Game-Visit : "The Flight of Golden Pebbles"
Discovery of the Arches and the Aiguille d'Etretat by Kayak
Discovery of the Arches and the Aiguille d'Etretat in Paddle
Discovery of the Arches and the Aiguille d'Etretat in Paddle
Kayaking at the Edge of the Etretat Cliffs
Guided Tour "Mon Village, mon Quartier": Etretat Just For You

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City and beach views from the cliffs (© JE)
City and beach views from the cliffs (© JE)
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Cliff view of the dam (© JE)
Cliff view of the dam (© JE)
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Beach and cliffs (© JE)
Beach and cliffs (© JE)
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Needles (© JE)
Needles (© JE)
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needle Grande arch downstream (© JE)
needle Grande arch downstream (© JE)
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Panorama the beach at Etretat view of the downstream cliff (© JE)
Panorama the beach at Etretat view of the downstream cliff (© JE)
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pebble beach (© JE)
pebble beach (© JE)
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downstream Cliffs, with the hole in the man (© JE)
downstream Cliffs, with the hole in the man (© JE)
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Panorama Étretat from the cliff of downstream side golf (© JE)
Panorama Étretat from the cliff of downstream side golf (© JE)
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cliff yarrow (© JE)
cliff yarrow (© JE)
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Panorama of the downstream cliff opposite the town of Etretat, view taken from the Maneporte cliff (© JE)
Panorama of the downstream cliff opposite the town of Etretat, view taken from the Maneporte cliff (© JE)
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cliff thousand- sheet (© JE)
cliff thousand- sheet (© JE)
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Falaise (© JE)
Falaise (© JE)
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the Maneporte, second door behind Etretat (© JE)
the Maneporte, second door behind Etretat (© JE)
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Maneporte view of the downstream cliff (© JE)
Maneporte view of the downstream cliff (© JE)
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the views of the cliffs of Etretat doors, from the top vision: the town of Etretat, the door of downstream and needle, then Maneporte, to finish with the curtain and lime beach
the views of the cliffs of Etretat doors, from the top vision: the town of Etretat, the door of downstream and needle, then Maneporte, to finish with the curtain and lime beach
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Behind the beach cliff high arc (© Jean Espirat)
Behind the beach cliff high arc (© Jean Espirat)
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vertiginous cliff (© Jean Espirat)
vertiginous cliff (© Jean Espirat)
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North Beach (© Jean Espirat)
North Beach (© Jean Espirat)
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cliff yarrow (© Jean Espirat)
cliff yarrow (© Jean Espirat)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Étretat (© Frantz)
Étretat (© Frantz)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Park Woody: Woody Park is an amusement park located in Fécamp, 20 minutes Étretat, which offers many activities! Adventure courses, paintball, urban games interactive GPS, fighting sumo, human table football ...

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