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Normandy: Les Jardins d'Etretat Self-Guided Visit

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Activity provider: LES JARDINS D'ETRETAT
Entry ticket

Normandy: Les Jardins d'Etretat Self-Guided Visit

Activity provider: LES JARDINS D'ETRETAT

From US$ 12.82 per person

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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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • 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. Vehicle access is prohibited in accordance with a government decree
    • You can access the gardens by foot or with the Little Train that leaves from Etretat Town Hall every 30 minutes
    • Please note that the garden has an annual closure for the period from 21 December to 10 February.
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    A steep staircase up to the chapel, there the entrance to the very beautiful garden. Admission with the mobile ticket tiptop. Through the garden past great sculptures there is always a view of the bay, beautiful. A small break in the café very cozy. The shop is very tasteful with many beautiful items. We liked it very much

    June 30, 2022

    Amazing gardens right on top of the cliff (but nowhere near the edge!). Take the little tourist train to get there or park on the road out of town. You cannot drive to the gardens. Give yourself time to sit on some of the seats provided so you can really enjoy the views and the atmosphere. Also allow time to wander along the cliff path outside the garden - the views are breathtaking. There is lovely little gift shop hidden away upstairs in the villa. Such a pleasant change not to have to exit through a gift shop! The gardens themselves are really well-maintained and immaculate. I give it 10/5!!!

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