15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
White Chalk Cliffs in Etretat, Normandy

Etretat, a North-Western coastal resort town in Normandy, is famous for its three white chalk cliffs. These natural arches, formed by the erosion, attracted the most famous impressionnist painters, such as Monet, in the nineteenth century. Behind the arch at Falaise Aval stands The Needle. The latter reaches up to 230 feet in height. The Legend says a treasure was hidden inside…

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Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Etretat, France
Copyright: © Sarah FAUVEL