Address Aiguille d'Etretat Unnamed Road, 76790 Étretat, France

An integral part of the cliffs of Étretat, the Aiguille stands proudly on the waves, the last part of French territory before England.

The Aiguille, like the cliffs, was formed by natural erosion. But if the Channel has played an inescapable role in this process, an underground river, parallel to the beach, is also responsible for this very particular landscape. The natural arches, including that of Aval, and this small piece of limestone in the shape of a sea animal’s tooth attract many tourists every year. It is said that some of the passages were made by the parish priest of Bénouville in the 1880s in order to have easy access for his fishing spots.

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Cult! novels : 100 mythical places of novels (French Edition)

Cult! Novels tells you the secrets of the places that made the history of literature.

Discover the history of Harry Potter’s house, the park that inspired the Lord of the Rings, Dracula’s castle and many other mythical places in literature in a new book.

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