Located on the English Channel, the Côte d'Albâtre is the name of the Pays de Caux coastline andand constitutes the quasi-totality of the coastline of the Seine-Maritime. Its magnificent white cliffs,its lights and its jade sea made it famous. It is notably through the work of painters such as Claude Monet, Gustave Courbet and Eugène Delacroix, and writers such as Maupassant, Maurice Leblanc and Georges Simenon that the general public knows it.
Between each portion of cliffs are formed valleys, sheltering pebble beaches at high tide andhigh tide and sandy beaches at low tide.
In the most important indentations - Étretat, Fécamp, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Dieppe and le Tréport, fishing, sailing and commercial harbors are also nestled.
At high tide, the sea comes to project itself against the 120 kilometers of cliffs, 60 to120 meters high, and nibbles meter by meter this chalky coastline.