About Etretat Gardens

In 1905, Madame Thebault, a popular actress at that time, planted the very first tree on the Amont Cliff in Etretat. She drew inspiration from Claude Monet’s work, the famous painter who also enjoyed beautiful gardens, probably among her acquaintances. Then, she kept working on her new garden which will definitely be avant-gardist. Hundred years later, the place is named Les Jardins d’Étretat and are overlooking the old village of Etretat, the Aval Cliff and the well-known “Needle” rock.

Revived as a symbol of harmony and plenitude, they are the witnesses of the respectful links existing between Mankind and Mother Nature. The ideas of green sculptures were borrowed from the nature of the Normandy and Etretat coast and finely interpreted by Alexandre Grivko, landscape architect heading the IL NATURE firm. The unique collection of contemporary art, skillfully incorporated into the Garden, gives a modern look to it and shows off the space through the prism of art, opening new meanings and ways to perceive the world. Watch the video.

A Haven of Tranquillity

A Haven of Tranquillity

Indulge yourself in the incredibly beautiful nature of this paradise of calm, near the Gulf of Etretat. Enjoy a breathtaking view.

Etretat Gardens will take you to another reality, where plants are transformed into rocks and merge with a coastline on the horizon, where the unique collection of contemporary art, skillfully combined in the idea of the Garden, will open new meanings and ways of perceiving the world.