"Cliffhiking" Top 5 Page for this destination Étretat by chbuchie

Étretat Travel Guide: 112 reviews and 373 photos

One of the top French coastline

Apart from being one of the prettiest places to watch the solar eclipse of August 1999, this coastal town attracts visitors all year long as it is well known for the clay cliffs eroded into several arches into the sea.

You can start your trip in Fécamp as a great appetizer before coming to Etretat.

This is a great place to walk around and enjoy nature. Don't expect any funky stuff going on here, no Rolling Stones concert, no rave party, no wet T-shirt contest, no Opera or Ballet, no famous yearly sports tournament. Therefore not a zillion of different things to do tips and I should be a poet to describe it all. Hope the photos speak for themselves.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:clay cliffs, arches, low tides revealing beaches
  • Cons:too popular & busy in high season
  • In a nutshell:one of nature's pearls
  • Last visit to Étretat: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 4, 2005
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  • flyfreak's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2008 at 2:53 AM

    I want to see this place, I want to see this place! ;-) thanks for the pics, they are great. greetings from flyfreak

  • Joya's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2007 at 12:35 AM

    Great pictures...really...

  • aemilys's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2006 at 3:49 PM

    Thanks but it was a top five that I didn't want for me (just for Etretat) and what about Beausoleil?...me, all I think about are the five idiots who got top five putting Le Havre in the wrong department, ooh sad

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2006 at 1:13 AM

    Happy Easter and Happy Beleted birthday! Wishing you happiness and a lot of travels! Will send you a digital painting if I ever go to this beautiful place, great photos you've got! Greetings

  • Nov 17, 2005 at 9:00 AM

    Nice page with beautiful photos!

  • Airpunk's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2005 at 6:44 AM

    Outstanding pics, Chris! Seems that we were about the same time there: I visited Étretat a few days before the solar eclipse of 1999.

  • Beausoleil's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2005 at 12:02 PM

    Beautiful photo of Etretat. I'll mail you my first painting of Etretat . . . with red and white boat and black cat. Thanks for asking! 8^)


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