Bathed in everchanging light and shifting turquoise waters, the white-chalk cliffs of the Alabaster Coast extend along 90 miles of the English Channel. From Le Havre to Le Tréport, including Fécamp and Dieppe, this coast is one of the most dramatic landscapes in Normandy. The beauty of these incredibly charming seaside resorts has proved irresistable to innumerable artists.
Impressionist painters such as Monet, Sisley, Boudin, and Pissarro drew inspiration there, as did great writers and musicians. Maurice Leblanc for example, made Etretat the favorite playground of his gentleman thief, Arsène Lupin, while Debussy was inspired in Dieppe to start “La Mer.” The Alabaster Coast is dotted with shingle beaches, incredible valleys, and tiny fishing villages.