The most beautiful walk in Étretat

A fantastic walk around the cliffs of Étretat to discover the natural beauty of the cliffs up close.

The walk is short (1 hr) and doesn't take you far from Étretat, but it's a great way to get to know Étretat's environment and get off the beaten track. To begin with, walk along the beach of the Amont cliff (the one with the little church at the top). You'll soon come to a recess where you'll see a ladder. Then all you have to do is follow the path and steps back up to the top of the Amont cliff. Thrills guaranteed.

When it comes to the natural wonders that capture the hearts of travellers, the Cliffs of Étretat stand out majestically. Nestling on the Normandy coast of France, these spectacular cliffs offer a breathtaking experience, harmoniously blending the splendour of nature with the picturesque charm of the French coastline.

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Duration: 2 h.

Departure from Plage d'Amont

Departure from Plage d'Amont
Start the walk by walking along the beach.

The beach at Étretat

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 The beach at Étretat
This walk is not recommended in bad weather or at high tide! Check the tide tables.

The bottom of the cliffs

The bottom of the cliffs
The Cliffs of Étretat are much more than just a geological wonder. They have always inspired artists, poets and writers, fascinated by their timeless beauty. It's easy to see why Monet, Maupassant and many others were captivated by this natural canvas of such splendour.

The ladder

The ladder
After a hundred metres or so, you'll see a ladder in a recess in the cliff.

On the ladder

On the ladder

The tunnel

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The tunnel
Continue through the tunnel to the other side of the cliff. This is the adventurous side of the walk.

The ascent

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The ascent
You can't go wrong, there's only one way, and the climb to the top of the cliff is tough.

The view from the top of the Amont cliff

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The view from the top of the Amont cliff
Magnificent view, you were down there just a few minutes ago.

View of the Aval cliffs

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View of the Aval cliffs
We then take the classic tourist route to the bottom of the town.

Arriving in the city centre

Arriving in the city centre
Don't miss this magnificent little stroll through Étretat.
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