Normandy is celebrating 150 years of Impressionism through numerous exhibitions and events under the sign of the coexistence between Impressionist and contemporary works, which will begin from March 22, 2024 to September 22, 2024. Among the 150 events planned across the four corners of the Normandy, we have selected a few.

Arcanes Paysages, Etretat

Choreographic journey in a transparent inflatable work around light, suggested by the landscape of the cliffs of Étretat

Date : August 31: from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. September 1: from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Digue promenade Etretat

Photographing in Normandy – A pioneering dialogue between the arts.

A testing ground for outdoor painters, Normandy also played a decisive role in the beginnings of photography. Masterpieces of painting and photography meet in this exhibition which makes Normandy the ideal place to measure the reciprocal influence of the arts.

Date 05/25-09/22 Location MuMa 2 bld Clémenceau – 76600 Le Havre


Impressionist and historical exhibitions.

Impressionism and the sea. Dates 03/29 – 06/30    Location Musée des impressionnismes Giverny

Fernand Léger, retour à la terre. Dates  06/04 – 03/11 Location musée d’art et d’histoire de Lisieux.       En compagnie d’Eugène Boudin. Dates 20/04-26/08 Location Musée E. Boudin Honfleur

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Discover Etretat

Etretat’s expériences, means walking or hiking on the trails along the two cliffs.

From the Amont cliff, you first reach the small sailor’s chapel wich overlooks it and you can continue to the next village of Benouville via the GR21, not forgetting to stop in front of the imposing needle of  Belval.

Still on the downstream side, do not miss the visit of “Etretat’s garden”, where the landscape, contemporary art and architecture interact in complete poetry and also offer a splendid view of the Aiguille Creuse and the sea.

On the opposite side you should not miss the visit of the “chamber of the young ladies”, then extend the walk to admire the next arch, the Manneporte, the keyhole and continue to the lighthouse of Antifer.

Walk wich offers a magnificent view of the cliffs, the sea and its changing colors and different shades of light.

On the sea side, let yourself be tempted by a morning swim or just after the walk on sunny days or even rent a paddle or canoë on the beach from Voiles & Galets (april to october) and go under the arch.

For sports enthusiats, you can book a golf course, renowned for being one of the most beautiful and older in France or book a lesson at the Etretat Tennis club.

On the village side, stop at Clos Lupin, former home of Maurice Leblanc, best known for having created the character of Arsène Lupin, wich offers a real immersion into the world of the writer.

Don’t forget to get lost in the streets and discover the architecture of the houses, mostly of bricks and flint.