Normandy Coastal Icons

The most iconic spots along the Normandy coast would have to be Honfleur and Etretat. Even with the summer crowds, it was wonderful to revisit those two seaside towns where I spent a lot of time as a child.

Honfleur is a small port on the southern bank of the Seine Estuary. The Old Basin in the centre of the old town is surrounded by tall, narrow houses covered with slate and dating back to the XVII or XVIIIth century.  It is a stunning scenery that we never tire of exploring.


Le Vieux Bassin – Honfleur


But one place I had to introduce Wade to was my all time favourite: Etretat, with its impressive cliffs and series of arches.  As a family we often came to Etretat and surrounding beaches to go fishing for shells and crabs. We always came home with a seafood feast, but not before taking a dip at the steep pebble beach, in its very chilly water and strong waves…  No swimming for us this time, but it was really special to return with Dad.


L’Aiguille – Etretat

Here is a selection of images to showcase these two special places.  Our next destination will be Brittany where we are renting a holiday house with Dad, my sister Véronique & her husband Didier.  Bisous et à bientôt!

24 thoughts on “Normandy Coastal Icons

    • Hi Susan – yes even in the muddle of the day when the light is harsh, it looks good. I keep threatening to do a dawn rise or sunset trip but my travelling companions are not takers!

  1. Back home now, have been technology free, (no wifi). What a fantastic place, so unique, can see why you love it. Hope the rest of your time is going well.

  2. Those cliffs are grand and beautiful! One of them looks like monumental yacht in the sea.

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