One of the most famous landscapes in France.
Etretat is a very pleasant seaside resort specially known for its chalk cliffs.
Not being very far from Paris (200km), it has attracted a fair amount of artists seeking inspiration: writers, painters, film makers.
May be the following names will ring a bell: Maupassant, Leblanc, Simenon (the writers), Courbet, Delacroix, Matisse, Monnet (the painters).
A few things you have to do when you are in Etretat:
- Hiking up the steep and winding path to the top of the cliff … and enjoy the view
- Visit the town and its old wooden houses.
- Enjoy life on the beach
Etretat is also the last place where the World War 1 hero Charles Nungesser was last seen with his plane (the White Bird) before attempting to cross the Atlantic in 1927 … a few days before another hero Charles Lindbergh succeeded.
Photo credits: Etretat