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“the cliff”(70 reviews)
“both sides”(28 reviews)
“pebble beach”(24 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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76790 Etretat, France
+33 2 35 27 05 21
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All reviews the cliff both sides pebble beach low tide white cliffs breathtaking views walk up worth the trip sunny day day trip small church well worth the effort golf course take your time claude monet nice walk coastal town
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had always seen photos of this place and wondered if i would ever be able to make it there and one fine day i did! It was more than i had expected.. This is place is simply beautiful. Its a pebble beach ie no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Prachi J
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Lucky to be in Étretat on a sunny crisp winter day. No tourists and cliff walk to ourselves. Low winter light made cliffs glow with green. Imagine it would be unpleasant at peak tourism season or in the rain.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank STM666
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The cliffs of Etretat are probably the most spectacular in Europe. The sea water sculptured in the limestone rocks fantastic shapes.. The beach is covered by pebbles which have the size of a goose's egg. The views are incredible!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Iwonna
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely, totally loved walking to the top of the cliff! Changes in colour and in season from one moment to the next! Almost surreal! No wonder Claude Monet was inspired by the place! Fabulous! Tiring but worth it! Soooooo many photos!!!! Great in autumn as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mmeriennekerry
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Étretat is a French commune located in the department of Seine-Maritime in Normandie. Once a modest fishing village, it has become a renowned seaside resort by virtue of its magnificent and unrivaled palisades with awesome views from the soaring cliffs rising from the sea. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joseph M
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We arranged a tour to the cliffs. The Cliffs our impressive but I would not consider this a must see. The weather is integral to enjoying this site. From the beach we did not have enough time to walk all the way to the top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Manuel B
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I doubt there is any place else in the world like the Falaise d'Etretat. I took the walk along the path, starting at the beach and heading up and across La Falaise d'Aval. These white stone cliffs rise like behemoths from the water in shapes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting807623
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Worth a visit, interesting & beautiful coastal town, with lots of history. Great places to relax & eat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sunshine586545
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

If near Etretat, a must. The climbs on other side of the pebbled beach are not too bad. Once to the top you will be rewarded with some truly spectacular views. A photographer's paradise. You will get a workout, but well worth it. Both sides...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank darwindan
Reviewed October 8, 2018

One of the many most beautiful places of France! You can admire the cliffs from the beach or the northern side at the top of the other cliff by the little church. Don't miss the fabulous Gardens there: Jardins d'Etretat -see the reviews.

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 29, 2018|
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Response from Olivia A | Reviewed this property |
We also went to the west side and had an amazing time. We took a pic nic with us and sat at the top where we enjoyed lunch and the beautiful view
March 29, 2018|
Response from 754heidir | Reviewed this property |
I’d park in the center of town right by the beach. That way you’d be close to both cliff sides.
December 9, 2017|
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Response from Ginny Z | Reviewed this property |
You can walk everywhere in Etretat. It is very small. We parked our car and never moved it the whole weekend. Enjoy!