Étretat in Normandy
Just 5km away from the Aiguille Creuse campsite, Étretat invites you to come and see its majestic cliffs! Situated on the Côte d’Albâtre (alabaster coast), this seaside resort in Normandy stands out from the crowd with its remarkable coastline. But Etretat has other assets too. The Aiguille Creuse campsite invites you to discover the leisure activities available in the area, to make your stay at the campsite near Étretat a truly memorable one.
Discover Étretat on the Côte d’Albâtre
Étretat is famous for its spectacular and imposing cliffs on the Côte d’Albâtre in Seine-Maritime. Sculpted by the sea into strange flint and limestone formations that rise abruptly above the English Channel, these cliffs even have names: Aiguille Creuse, Manneporte, Courtine (the keyhole cliff), Porte d’Amont and Porte d’Aval. Follow the coastal path to see them close up.
At low tide, you can walk along the beach to the legendary cave known as “trou à l’homme” and to the oyster beds that date from the 18th century.
Things to do and see in Étretat
During your stay at the campsite in Etretat, you’ll have no shortage of ideas for excursions and activities. Between natural and cultural heritage, holidaymakers are spoilt for choice in Seine-Maritime!
- Beaches and swimming: A trip to Étretat will of course give you a chance to visit the superb cliff-edged beaches of the Côte d’Albâtre. The promise of beautiful seafront walks along the coastal path. You can also make the most of your stay at the campsite near Etretat to visit the D-Day landing beaches. In addition, these shores are a delight for sea lovers keen to partake in watersports. Here they’ll be able, for example, to go dinghy or catamaran sailing, or perhaps try windsurfing.
- The 18-hole Golf Course: Elevated 50 metres above the sea, the 18-hole golf course in Étretat comes with breathtaking scenery that will have golfers staring in wonder.
- The Casino in the heart of the seaside resort, facing the famous cliffs, has slot machines, table games, jackpot games, etc. Make the most of your holiday at the campsite near Etretat to come and try your luck!
- The Clos Lupin is the name given to the museum that was once the holiday home of Maurice Lupin, author of the Arsène Lupin books. Here you can follow an immersive 7-stage tour in the world of the fictional hero, Arsène Lupin, with the help of an audioguide.
- The Château Des Aygues (Route de Fécamp): Built in the 19th century when sea bathing became all the rage, the Château des Aygues has been the haunt of Spanish queens. Its distinguishing features are the association of stone and brick, and its 3 architectural styles. Its interior can be admired on a guided tour which also offers insight into the history of this small château like no other.
- Notre-Dame de la Garde Chapel: Towering above the Amont cliff, the 19th-century chapel of Notre-Dame de la Garde was rebuilt in 1950. This charming little chapel makes a superb viewpoint for visitors.
- The “Vieux” (old) market hall: On Place Maréchal Foch stands Etretat’s amazing indoor market, built in the early 20th century. But this market has no fruit and vegetable stalls, just small craft shops and boutiques selling local products and souvenirs. If you want to visit the food market, you’ll find it outside, on the square, every Thursday from 9am to 1pm.
- Notre-Dame Church: Anyone who loves old stone buildings can continue their visit of Etretat at the impressive Church of Notre Dame de l’Assomption, the town’s other architectural gem. Built during the 12th century, in two parts, this church is a combination of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
- The gardens of Étretat: Officially listed as a remarkable garden, the gardens of Etretat invite you to take a break in a poetically magical and natural setting. Comprising 7 sections on various themes, it plunges visitors into a succession of fantasy worlds. Emotions, Impressions and Avatar are just 3 of the themes that make the gardens feel just like an open-air contemporary art museum.
With all these excursions and tours that await you in Étretat during your stay at the campsite on the Côte d’Albâtre, there really is something for everyone! Not only that but, besides this multitude of possibilities, you’ll also have the option of visiting nearby towns and villages such as Le Havre, Honfleur, Fécamp and many others.