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Les meilleures adresses pour un week-end à Étretat
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Les meilleures adresses pour un week-end à Étretat

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For its fabulous chalk cliff, plunging steeply into the sea, Étretat offers one of the most beautiful panoramas in France. A place of contemplation for artists, such as Matisse or even Monet, you can walk from the large pebble beach, to the heights, populated by Norman houses in the Belle Epoque style. The opportunity to discover our favorite addresses not to be missed when visiting the city. Where to sleep in Étretat? Le Donjon – Domaine Saint Clair Behind the facade of an old Anglo-Norman building, where ivy climbs, Le Donjon – Domaine Saint Clair had fun giving names of famous people to its 25 rooms (Sarah Bernhardt, Gustave Flaubert, Claude Monet…). Plunging its visitors into a cleverly quaint decor, with a beautiful fresco by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac which adorns the dining room, this boutique hotel also includes a swimming pool and a Themae spa where massages are given in the garden in the air. free. But also a gourmet restaurant run by chef Gabin Bouguet. Inspired by the catch of the day and seasonal finds at the market, the menu is constantly reinventing itself between local specialties and seafood recipes. All accompanied by good wines.Le Donjon – Domaine Saint ClairLes Tilleuls Daughter of a Belgian starred chef, Camille Gersdorff skilfully piloted Les Tilleuls. Or a charming guest house which brings together 5 cozy rooms, opening onto balconies climbed with wisteria, each prettier than the next. Decorated with tasteful antique furniture, there is also a home cinema in the basement and a large wine cellar teeming with nuggets. In summer, the beach is only a few meters away for an invigorating swim in the sea. And if the weather is harsher, you can still read a book in the living room, by the fireplace. Cherry on the cake? The owner regularly organizes yoga retreats there (the top floor is only dedicated to this practice). The guest rooms Les Tilleuls in Étretat © Clothilde RedonWhere to have lunch and dinner in in Étretat? La Marie AntoinetteGold mirror, medallion chairs, Greco-Roman statue… The decor of La Marie Antoinette restaurant is not lacking in panache. Comfortably seated on the terrace, we run there for its delicious seafood platters (Norman and Breton oysters, whelks, langoustines, blue lobster, caviar…). And if you are in a bit of a hurry, there is still the possibility of taking away a fish & chips made in the rules of the art. © Jack Andersen Le Bel Ami Installed in a beautiful half-timbered Norman house, Le Bel Ami is one of the safe bets at dinner time in Étretat. A bistro, a grocery store and a wine bar at the same time, you can taste pretty little plates accompanied by good, handpicked wines.Le Bel Ami in EtretatWhere to have a drink in Étretat? Dormy HouseAmong the most charming hotels on the coast, Dormy House has a bar facing the sea. Plunging on the iconic cliffs, visitors enjoy cocktails and well-sourced wines.Dormy House © photo Jean-François DréanLes CalogesLocated on the Perrey, this beach bistro is the unmissable meeting place for the people of France to have a drink at the end of the day. On the terrace, you can sip a glass of white wine or rosé in front of the sea. © Kevin TrimmerWhere to go shopping in Étretat? Les Comptoirs d’Étretat, Ceramics like in Japan, vintage candlesticks, cane furniture… Avenue Georges V, Les Comptoirs d’Etretat is the dream shop to find decorative nuggets in Étretat. Les Comptoirs d’EtretatLa Mer à BoireLocated on Place Charles de Gaulle, this grocery store is full of good local products. Led by Jeff and Clothilde, experts in calvados and ciders, the place compiles the best of its kind but also sardine rillettes, fish soup, mackerel or ink biscuits.La Mer à BoireWhat to do in Étretat? Visiting Les Jardins d’Étretat Perched on the cliffs of the Côte d’Albâtre, Les Jardins d’Étretat are one of the most beautiful spots in Normandy with a view classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Labeled as a “remarkable garden”, visitors stroll through its poetic green landscapes populated by contemporary art.Les Jardins d’Étretat © Matteo CarassaleWalk on the cliffs with a naturalist guide At low tide, at the foot of the cliffs, in the rising sun on the downstream cliff, at sunset in the Antifer valley, or even in the footsteps of Maupassant … Natterra offers an array of walks alongside an expert guide. © Diany Ismirilda Treat yourself to an invigorating sea bath, the sea baths should be taken before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. to do as the purists. Find on

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