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  3. Etretat
  4. Etretat Garden

Normandy: Les Jardins d'Etretat Self-Guided Visit

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Explore Les Jardins d’Etretat with its variety of unique gardens, sculptures, and modern artwork.
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  • Explore the avant-garde garden at your own pace, spending as much time as you like
  • Admire permanent and temporary collections of modern artwork
  • Enjoy a beautiful perspective of the Atlantic Ocean, and rugged Normandy coastline
  • Discover the impressively-scaled plant compositions in extraordinary shapes and forms
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Visit the Les Jardins d’Etretat which combines classical gardening methods with neo-futuristic architectural vision. Discover a complex of seven gardens, each of them with their own character, purpose, atmosphere, range of plants, and sculptures. Appreciate the natural beauty of Normandy embodied in plants of different forms and shapes representing the waves of the English Channel, oyster farms, rock formations, and arches of the Alabaster coast.

Les Jardins d'Étretat is also an open-air museum of contemporary art, which features a unique collection of objects. In addition to the permanent collection, explore the various temporary exhibitions of contemporary sculpture. The modern art collections are in the architectural core of the garden and represent its artistic integrity. Step out on the main terrace of Les Jardins d'Étretatwhich provides a panoramic view of the ocean and Etretat Cliffs. Iconic artist Claude Monet spent many long hours at this place working on his series of paintings.

Explore the garden at your own pace. At the entrance, you will receive an information plan which will help you to discover each part of this wonderful site.
  • Entrance ticket to Les Jardins d'Etretat
  • Self-guide plan available in English, French, Italian, German, or Russian
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  • Wheelchair users

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  • Comfortable shoes
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  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Les Jardins d'Etretat are situated on the top of a cliff and you will need to make your way uphill to the entrance
• Please note that the garden has an annual closure for the period from 21 December to 10 February
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Product ID: 314922