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The Albaster Coast : Etretat and Fécamp

The Albaster Coast stretches for 90 miles along the English Channel. In particular, there are impressive landscapes of cliffs that sometimes rise up to 100 meters high. At the end of a wooded valley, the small town of Etretat is full of charm. A former fishing village that became a seaside town in the 19th century, its major asset lies in its high cliffs sculpted by erosion. The show they offer, with their everchanging light and shifting turquoise water, is one that you must have seen at least once in your life.

Fécamp was a large fishing port until the 1970s. It was here that some of the famous French Newfoundlanders left for months for campaigns on the outskirts of Canada. Besides the port, Fécamp is worth a detour to the abbey church of the Holy Trinity and the remains of the palace of the Dukes of Normandy, two important medieval sites to which is added another palace, that of Alexandre Le Grand… an industrialist who , in the middle of the 19th century, created the Bénédictine liquor.

The Cotentin peninsula

Located in the north of the Manche department, the Cotentin peninsula offers a wonderful succession of landscapes alternating between marshes, hedged farmland, moors, cliffs and amazing wild coasts. The ideal place to relax, get away from it all, and breathe the sea spray. Its coastline, with among others the bay of Écalgrain, the nose of Jobourg and its granite cliffs, the cape of Carteret, the pointe de Barfleur or even the peaceful harbour of St Vaast la Hougue, enchants walkers and lovers of the sea. A coastal path along the stone walls typical of this "Little Ireland", allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of the landscapes. At the heart of this sensitive natural space are timeless sites like Port Racine, the smallest harbour of France, or the house of the famous poet Jacques Prévert located in a "corner of paradise" in Omonville-la-Petite.

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