Updated on 19 July 2023
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Peacefully beautiful despite its dramatic backdrop, Etretat offers romantic windswept walks over its famous cliffs, the crash of waves on the shore and the feeling of the pebble beach under your feet. Whether you’re a couple that finds romance in relaxation or adventure, Etretat is the perfect place to woo your significant other.
Le Manoir de la Salamandre
This incredible heritage building with its dazzling facade of pink bricks, wooden beams and sculptures welcomes its guests with a great combination of pure comfort, majestic elegance and excellent location in the lively town centre. Formerly a philosopher’s residence, then candle factory in the 16th and 17th century, it is steeped in history with an abundance of character and charm, featuring four-poster beds and antique furniture. The romantic touches for a perfect intimate hideaway.
The restaurant serves organic food in an environmentally-friendly manner.
Hôtel Dormy House
Perched above the village, this cosy hotel is worth visiting for the views alone. Unobstructed panoramic views on the white cliffs and natural rock arches of Etretat, the sheer seclusion and the feeling that you’re living on the edge—quite literally – make for the perfect cliffside hideout. Just above, the cliff footpaths allows you to fully appreciate the beauty and grandeur of the setting and one of Normandy most impressive golf-courses lies within walking distance.
The inspiring panoramic restaurant with breathtaking views of the ocean makes the whole dining experience quite exceptional.
Le Domaine Saint-Clair Le Donjon
Perfectly positioned on the heights of Etretat, the Domaine Saint Clair and its original ‘donjon’ blend seamlessly into a sprawling tree-filled natural parkland featuring a dreamy outdoor swimming pool. The stylish baroque-inspired rooms are elegantly decorated with sublime fabrics and are individually named after illustrious characters.
Decorated with a large fresco by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, the fine-dining restaurant has fantastic views overlooking the sea and the arches. Pure romance.
The only thing that could top this postcard-worthy moment? Never having to leave.