In the heart of Normandy, the "Albâtre" coast offers many beaches just a few minutes from the cottage, including Etretat's world-famous cliff.

Furthermore, you will be surrounded by the lush Normandy countryside.

Gites de France Normandy

The area, normandy contryside and beaches

Etretat - 5 miles (8 km):
"If I had to show the sea to a friend for the first time it's Etretat I choose" Alphonse Karr
Discover Etretat, its renowned golf course, museums, exhibitions and art galleries, the old market and shops, a varied and surprising architecture to enjoy as you stroll around, its well known casino and plenty of local products (Valaine cheese factory, la rose des Vents, ...).

Worth a visit: Le Clos Lupin (meet Maurice Leblanc and Arsene Lupin), Château Les Aygues (dear to Offenbach and A. Dumas), La Chapelle Notre Dame de la Garde (on top of Amont's cliff), the church of Notre Dame (twelfth century), the Protestant Temple (built in 1883 in typical Cauchois style), Nungesser and Coli's monument (celebrating their attempt to fly cross the Atlantic).

For sport activities: swimming, sailing , surfing, diving, fishing, tennis (9 courts), golf, walking along the GR 21 trail, road and off-road cycling along the coast, ...

For nature lovers: local groups such as Defi-Caux or Naterra organise regular outings to discover and enjoy all the nearby sites.
Normandy, around the gite
Criquetot l'Esneval - 3 miles (5 km):
Swimming pool, bowling alley, games, bar and various shops.

Villainville - 3 miles (5 km):
"Le Gala" nightclub.

Saint Jouin Bruneval - 1.2 miles (2 km):
Large beach easily accessible (no parking charge), sailing, diving, jet-ski (Tim'Set), beach restaurants during the tourist season, tennis, shops, library, ... Panoramic restaurant "Le Belvedere", "Caux Vannerie" (small local company growing and manufacturing baskets and other wicker objects), "La Ferme de la Falaise" (to encounter their animals).

Le Tilleul - 3.7 miles (6 km):
Equestrian centre, popular beach, "Le Tilleulais " restaurant, "Hotel Saint Christophe" bar, shops.

Les Loges - 5 miles (8 km):
"Etretat - Adventures" tree tops acrobranche park, touristic train and rail-biking.

Montivilliers - 9 miles (15 km):
Superb 11th-century renovated abbey.

Bretteville du Grand Caux - 6 miles (10 km):
The apple eco-museum (16th century building, the history of Caux' cider, local produce), "Vitrine du Lin" (free exhibition on growing flax to produce linen, wide choice of linen artifacts).

Fongueusemare - 6 miles (10 km):
Cidre Pasquier (home farm, cider tasting, perry and brandy, traditional manufacturing).

Saint Maclou Briere - 7.5 miles (12 km):
Maison des Traditions Normandes (local culture museum).

Maniquerville - 6 miles (10 km):
La Ferme Normande (between Etretat and Fecamp, Delphine and Didier welcome you to explore the museum and the farm).

Fécamp - 12 miles (20 km):
Beach, fishing port and marina, casino, chocolate museum (history, growing, harvesting and transforming chocolate, handmade and chocolate ice cream available for sell), the "Palais de la Benedictine" and other museums.

Octeville sur Mer - 7.5 miles (12 km):
Aquacaux Association (fish farm and aquarium, turbot farming, exploring the coast).

Le Havre - 12 miles (20 km):
Beach area, restaurants, ports (marinas, commercial port), casino.
Worth a visit: Fine Arts museum, "Maison de l'Armateur"'s museum, the Hanging Gardens, Saint Joseph church, Perret's apartment, cathedral Notre Dame Cathedral, Le Havre's museum, ..