Étretat is famously known for its chalk cliffs with natural arches that create a postcard perfect scene for any visitor. The cliffs, which are open for public access, are easily scaled via steep paths, and the beaches are filled with the typical white pebbles typical of this area of France.
Claude Monet and other Impressionists famously painted the arches and cliffs in the nineteenth century. An Arsène Lupin story was based here while Guy du Maupassant spent most of this childhood in the town. The old town center is fairly pretty too making Etretat a popular day-trip destination from other towns and sights in Normandy.