A unique site with its cliffs and arches of chalk that the sea has carved over the centuries
has earned the name "Pearl of the Alabaster Coast" From the top of the cliffs the view is
magnificent, when the green sea comes to "lick" the foot.
Until the eighteenth century the practice of sea bathing was considered as spa, but different factors in the nineteenth century will encourage the development of resorts, which Etretat will be a part.
Painters such as Isabey, Bonington, Jongking, Mozin came to paint there. Claude Monet set up his easel to capture the chalk cliffs from the dawn to dusk the vibrations of light. The great Offenbach build a villa ; Maurice Leblanc, creator of Arsene Lupin will place here the plot of his novel “L’aiguille Creuse”.