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This is the most beautiful place on earth. Everyone should see it. Our day in Etretat was amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
dorottya z
Baden, Lower Austria, Austria
A Perfect day trip in summer

We travelled here in March (should have doen summer trip) but we were really excited to see... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
shraddha b
Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

You must walk along the seafront at Etretat where Monet painted on many occasions and other noted artists. The veiws are spectacular and is free fun to walk up to the cliff tops. Parking is reasonable price and there are many places to park. Top...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is the most beautiful place on earth. Everyone should see it. Our day in Etretat was amazing. You can spend a whole day here.

Thank dorottya z
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We travelled here in March (should have doen summer trip) but we were really excited to see place. How to go- Easiest way is from Paris take Flixbus that leaves from Bercy park starting form 7 am in morning and reaching in 2 hours. Same...More

Thank shraddha b
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A beautiful coast that's worth a visit. We walked along the beach from one small city to another, and along the coastal road on the way back. Beautiful sites. Bring your walk shoes because it can get a bit rough.

Thank Primdahl09
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Walking atop the white cliffs near Étretat was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Summer weekends and holidays are absolutely packed so try to go in the off season or during the week.

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Excellent place to visit. Amazing to feel the beauty of the nature. A must visiting place while visiting nearby cities.

Thank AzadAjay
Reviewed 8 November 2017

You have to give at least 3 hours to visite this place. In the begin of the path you can find the time table , if you want to walk at the beach - please follow this table, because it's can be dangerous.

4  Thank Janna T
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Imagining what happened here during the WWII is very impressive. There are still some remains of german bunkers. You will have to walk quite a lot, and there is a difference of height. Be prepared for that! If you manage to conquer this hill/mountain, you...More

Thank stephanverdoold
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to get a bit out of the tourist centre then just drive to the Pharo d Antifer direction Le Havre and have a little walk there. Its really interesting to see a completely in tact part of the German Atlantikwall...the defense line...More

Thank SuMaNDOnos
Reviewed 10 September 2017

You will fall in love with this place, very nature and romantic place, the formation of the Etretat WOW. You can walk from top to bottom as there are many restaurants there.

Thank Darwin A
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This was not a climb for seniors even if in good physical shape. The path is uneven, rocks can be slippery and it is a steep climb. I was only able to get up halfways but it was worth it. I wish I could have...More

2  Thank MaryannF650
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