Even though it was pretty much crowded(surely because of the public holiday) and not hot enough to swim. It was great to escape a little bit of the madness of Paris though.
So, I went last week-end to Étretat, which is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region, in north-western France.
Etretat became a popular seaside resort during the 19th century. This popularity was enhanced by the large number of famous artists and authors who were inspired by Etretat (Monet, Maupassant, Victor Hugo and Flaubert were all enthusiasts of the region around the town, and Monet painted several well known pictures of the coast and cliffs around Etretat).
By the way, I walked to the small Church of Notre-Dame and I saw some of the most impressive views, in particular of the 'arche de la falaise d'aval', the most famous of the rock formations along this part of the coast.
source : francethisway .
photos : Mathilde T