I LOVE road trips. The window views, favorite music as a soundtrack to thoughts, car conversations, laughters, comfortable silence, driving towards a new adventure -everything. Whenever I have a chance, I jump in a car with people I love and take off to explore. In a way, these are also bonding trips, my equivalent to Steve Job’s long walks with those he cared about (no ambition here).

Luckily for me, my family shares my passion. Every summer we drive to new destinations around a place I currently live. Since last summer, this place is (again) Paris. Now, in South Korea, I am going through the pictures we made, and some are just stunning. I can’t believe it took me almost a year to actually look at them.

Étretat is a small town in Normandy, about 1,5-2 hours drive from Paris. It is famous for its cliffs and three natural arches, which are accessible by foot when the tide is low. It is not even nearly as glamorous as Deauville (in the city, there are several restaurants, mostly with multilingual menu, a parking and a church) but the charm of 21st arrondisement of Paris has always been lost on me. We caught it on a sunny day. (To set the expectations, there are probably five sunny days during  summer in Normandy.) I will let the place speak for itself.

Breathtaking, right? Étretat is quiet small, it takes a couple of hours to explore the entire place. On a way back, we passed by Lyons-la-Foret, another village on the map of the most beautiful villages of France, my endless source of travel inspiration in France, and called it a great adventure day.

Mus and I, in a happy process of content creation. Isn’t she just amazing.



3 thoughts on “Étretat: French North at its best

  1. One more time about energy sources… Early morning I was read this post with all amazing photos … And I ve decided on impulse that it’s the best idea in my current situation of inanition and frustration to take the tickets ang just to go there… even for 1 day round-trip… And even these thoughts zing me up… so i book my tickets for next week:) It likely to be sunny there next week! Thank you very much for great idea!


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