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Etretat White Cliffs....how to get to??

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Etretat White Cliffs....how to get to??

Will be staying in Deauville, but wanted to see the cliffs in Etretat. How far of a drive is this?

Some of the photos I saw had people fishing on the beaches. Are the beaches easy to access by land or do you have to get there by boat?

Thanks in advance for any information!

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1. Re: Etretat White Cliffs....how to get to??

You can use www.viamichelin.com to get drives times and distances. The times assume normal traffic conditions and no stops. It should take about 1 hour 15 minutes.

The town is on the ocean and has a pebbly beach in a cove protected by beautiful cliffs on the sides of the cove. Any other beaches nearby are at the base of steep cliffs and can only be accessed by boats. I believe (not sure) there may be some boat tours you can take. Look at the tourist office website for more info:


Edited: 06 March 2013, 18:21
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2. Re: Etretat White Cliffs....how to get to??

Here are photos of our overnight trip to Etretat. You just walk to the beach from the town center, the town lies at sea level, it is not on the cliff.


(the first 16 photos are NOT of Etretat as we were driving from Paris and stopped at Les Andelys along the way)

Edited: 06 March 2013, 18:32
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3. Re: Etretat White Cliffs....how to get to??

the cliff walks and beaches are very accessible from the town. we parked up the hill above the town and walked down -- you can see pictures of our October trip on www.janettravels.wordpress.com

It was a wonderful day -- this is a gorgeous place and crossing the Pont Normandie was also pretty thrilling. we stopped to take pictures of the bridge.

It looks like the Mytiques went up the trails to the right facing the sea up to where the church is -- we went the other direction and were able to see some of the formations that are hidden from the beach by the first cliffs. It is just a spectacular place. so between our two sets of pictures you can get a pretty good sense of what there is to see.

Edited: 06 March 2013, 19:00
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4. Re: Etretat White Cliffs....how to get to??

We walked up both cliffs, first to the right, then to the left :) Actually over half the pictures are on the left cliff, which is indeed more spectacular. We had a bad camera though that doesn't do justice to the natural beauty of the place.

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5. Re: Etretat White Cliffs....how to get to??

Hi From Deauville it will take you 1 hour to 1 . 15 hours

The clffs are beautiful, you can drive to the chapel to.

But we did walk on both sides of the cliffs which was awesome. THe left side is too good with multiple cliffs and beatugil views. We walked along the gold course too. have a nice trip

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