When you visit the coast of Normandy in France it’s difficult to picture that these beautiful beaches were turned into a battlefield during World War II. This didn’t happen specifically in Etretat, but really near-by.
Now-a-days, Etretat is mostly a touristic town, attracting visitors thanks to its impressive cliffs and views. The beach is full of people in the summer (as you can see in this video taken in August) but the water is freezing – it’s the Atlantic ocean after all! Instead of sand, the beach is paved with little stones that play a major role in protecting the town when the water levels rise.
There is nothing much to do in Etretat, apart from enjoying nature, taking in the views, golfing, relaxing and eating the typical cuisine from Haute-Normandie: mussels and fries, aka Moules et Frites in French, are in the order of the day and go best with a cup of local sider!
Very pretty place for a short sight-seeing trip!
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I’ll take that as a compliment! ;)
Moules frites is famous for being a typical Belgian meal as well! But the cider is most definitely typical of this region :)
Very nice video! Etretat is even more stunning in person.
Thanks Alene – I’m glad you liked the video.
And yes, you are right: Etretat looks even better in person!
looove this! it completely took me back to walking along the rocks and cliffs. those views are such beauty! lovely video..
So glad our video awoke all those memories! )