L'Aiguille Creuse

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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,941 contributions
Vow!
Jul. 2021
If you like geography, it is must to come here to see these formation and this coastline. Absolutely stunning environment!
Written 30 July 2021
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
Very beautiful rock formation
Dec. 2018 • Family
The Pinnacle L'Aiguille creuse is a rock formation located in the surroundings of Etretat, in the coast of Normandy, in France. It is located in the cliffs of the region, and it is very beautiful. In fact, you can walk on the cliffs and see it. Very beautiful for children and adults. Very nice.
(see also Chemin des Douaniers, Porte d'Aval, Chapelle Notre Dame de la Grade, Etretat, Les Plages d'Etretat, Falaise d'Etretat)
Written 21 July 2019
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Mira V
Smarje Pri Jelsah, Slovenia347 contributions
A unique place
Jun. 2019 • Couples
The "Needle" is a solitary pointed rock right next to cliff shaped as a natural bridge. It appears to be different if admired from different positions. You can get the best look of it if you climb to the top of the natural bridge. A 15-minute walk from the beach will get you there and it is not very steep.
The Needle was made famous by the writer Maurice Leblanc. His hero-burglar Arsene Lupin was supposed to have dwelled or at least hidden himself from the police inside the hollow needle.
Written 5 July 2019
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filthurlow
Chesterfield, UK2,352 contributions
Good close up views!
Jul. 2018 • Couples
A rare opportunity to close up to geological features shaped naturally by the coastal elements.

However... There could be more information boards to help visitors and tourists understand the history of the geographical formations, as this would be more helpful.

None the less, if you are reasonably fit and the weather allows, it is worth including a walk up to ‘The pinnacle l’aiguille creuse’ but make sure you check the times of the tides as that can determine how close you will be allowed to get the actual rock tower.

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Written 30 July 2018
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AzadAjay
716 contributions
Simply amazing
Dec. 2017 • Couples
Simply amazing to see. A must visit place while visiting Etretat. Amazing place to enjoy the beauty of the great nature.
Written 8 January 2018
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David M
Katy, TX69 contributions
Breathtaking view!
Oct. 2017 • Couples
Seeing miles of the English Channel, experiencing the height of the cliffs, and imagining what it looked like in occupied France in the early 1940's made for incredible memories.
Written 9 October 2017
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VolcanoGirl_11
New York City, NY141 contributions
Worth a Visit! Check the tide times so you can visit.
Mar. 2017 • Solo
Go. Just go and do it. Only at low tide and there is a schedule on the beach or you can google the times. From the Etretat Beach you'll see a tunnel on the left side facing the ocean. Climb up the rusty ladder and walk through the cave to get to the otherside. Walk further across the pebbles to the third arch as well. As you're walking across slippery tide pools and the galet stone/pebbles be sure to wear really comfortable shoes with non-slip soles. My Nike soles were slippery and dangerous. My son regretted not doing this with me, when he finally showed interest, the cave entrance on the Etretat side was covered with water so the lifeguard said no.
Written 9 April 2017
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Etretat c
Etretat46 contributions
Interesting, but not more, and OK
Aug. 2016 • Couples
May be place to stop and get breakfast.
Waiter fair
Middle price and quality price OK
queue to be served
some success
Written 9 November 2016
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Guillaume R
Gothenburg, Sweden1,022 contributions
The famous pinnacle
Jul. 2016 • Couples
Most people see it from the trail above, but you can actually get close to it : at low tide, you can access the cave next to the southern gate. Make sure you check the times of the tide though, as you would otherwise have to swim!
The cave leads to a man-made tunnel taking you on the other side of the gate close to the Pinnacle.
Written 1 November 2016
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