When you are looking for scenic places to visit on your honeymoon or a romantic getaway, then you are most likely to consider the country of France. People usually think of France when they are thinking of great places for a honeymoon.
The country is full of beautiful places that make a great setting for a romantic vacation. There is the city of Paris with its amazing architecture and cobbled streets and there are miles of vineyards and there are also incredible beaches that would take your breath away. One such remarkable place in France is Etretat.
Located in northwestern France, it is situated in the region surrounding the coast of the Pays de Caux. What makes Etretat really famous as a good place to visit are the cliffs located along the coast. Two of these cliffs can be seen from nearby towns.
These cliffs have been named Porte d’Amont and the Porte d’Aval. The third cliff is known as Manneporte and this one is difficult to see from the surrounding residential areas.
The cliffs of Etretat have not only attracted tourists for centuries, but have also been used by artists and writers from all around the world. One such example is the novel ” The Hollow Needle” written by Maurice Leblanc in 1909 which uses the location of Etretat in the story.
Etretat also became one of the major inspirations for many of Guy de Maupassant’s stories. Apart from the field of literature, it has featured prominently in the paintings and photographs of many famous artists over the years. Moreover Etretat also has an interesting history related to the two World Wars.
Etretat has a small town with the population of only a few thousands. The picturesque town is a great place to stay if you are looking for a small private town that you can spend your romantic getaway.
It is a striking location with its breathtaking views, dangerous cliffs and quaint town. If you are tired of going to busy tourist locations on all your vacations and want to try something that is a little more private then you should definitely give Etretat a chance.