On this small group day trip from Paris, discover one of the most amazing view in Normandy. Etretat & Alabaster Coast Known all over the world, Etretat is undoubtedly the most impressive sight of the Normandy coast. Before the fashion of the sea and sun bathing, Etretat is known, like a small fishing port, famous for its hikes which Marie Antoinette loved. In 1843, Etretat and its sea and sun bathing became popular thanks to the novelist Alphonse Karr. He said, "If I have to show the sea to a friend, it will be in Etretat."
The small fishing village continues to grow.Between the cliffs, pretty villas are built. The casino opens its doors during the 19th century. The arrival of the railway increases its notoriety. From 1890, Etretat became a perfect seaside resort. Renowned writers fall in love with this magical and picturesque setting: Maupassant, André Gide, or Maurice Leblanc, who will make the hollow needle the lair of gentleman burglar Arsène Lupine. With its narrow streets, seafront, small shops and sunset on the incredible cliffs, Etretat is a small romantic city. The famous Etretat cliffs inspired many artist. Courbet realized more than fifty paintings of seascapes, cliffs and waves...Monet also found of this landscape, and painted it in all weathers. Admire the Etretat cliffs a world-famous scenery.
Enjoy a lunch before discovering the MUMA Museum in Le Havre.
Le HavreDiscover the remarkable post-war architecture of Le Havre. World Heritage of Unesco, Le Havre is an atypical, modern city that was rebuilt after WW2 by the architect Auguste Perret. In the 19th century, Le Havre is a major port industrial city dedicated to raw materials and passenger transport. Find this particular light that inspired Claude Monet. He painted here Impression Sunrise in 1872. This work gave ts name to the impressionist movement.
Musée d'Art moderne André MalrauxThis museum by the sea dedicated to light in its multiple forms presents an exceptional collection of artists inspired by the city of Le Havre: Boudin, Renoir, Pissaro, Sisley, Degas, Courbet and Corot...You will be enchanted by this exceptional museum.