Hiking from Etretat to Petites Dalles, explore the Côte d'Albâtre

Explore the famous GR21, discover 19 captivating circuits, and don't miss the guided hikes of the 2024 season. With breathtaking sea views and exceptional comfort, stay at Hôtel Le Grand Pavois for an unforgettable Normandy getaway.

Discover hiking from Fécamp

Welcome to Le Grand Pavois hotel in Fécamp, your ideal base for exploring the natural wonders of the Normandy coast. Whether you're an avid hiker or simply looking for a relaxing stroll with the family, our region offers breathtaking scenery and a variety of trails for all levels

We invite you to discover the famous GR21, a long-distance hiking trail along the majestic Côte d'Albâtre. Passing through Fécamp, this route promises breathtaking panoramas between pebble beaches and imposing cliffs.

We also feature a selection of 19 hikes ranging from 6.5 to 17 km. Whether you're a seasoned sportsman or a Sunday stroller, you're sure to find the perfect walk among our diverse range. These trails, combining land and sea, are perfect for families and those seeking a sporting challenge.

Last but not least, discover our hiking program for the new season. Take the opportunity to plan your outings and experience unforgettable moments in the heart of Norman nature.

Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to explore the hidden treasures of the Côte d'Albâtre. Happy hiking!


Explore the GR21 from Hôtel Le Grand Pavois in Fécamp

If you stay at the Hôtel Le Grand Pavois in Fécamp, you're in the heart of one of Normandy's most beautiful regions, ideal for a romantic weekend or a nature getaway. Our seafront establishment offers breathtaking views of the cliffs and sea, perfect for starting your adventure on the GR21, voted France's favorite trail in 2020

The GR21 is famous for its varied landscapes, alternating between majestic chalk cliffs, verdant forests and picturesque villages. This long-distance hiking trail promises breathtaking panoramas and elevation changes that will delight lovers of sporty trekking. Beyond the spectacular views of the coast, venture into the Cauchois hinterland to discover a rich heritage : castles, manor houses, mills, dovecots and clos-masures dot the route.

For walkers departing from Fécamp, reach Etretat in around 6 hours. Along the way, you'll cross the picturesque valleys of Grainval and Vaucottes and discover Yport, a charming fishing village.

If you'd like to explore the countryside, take the GR21b from Yport. This path takes you along the Quarante Acres wood to Les Hogues. If you still have the energy, continue on to the Bois des Hogues to reach the Les Pommiers campsite, offering an even deeper immersion in Norman nature.

On the other side of Fécamp, the beaches of the Petites Dalles are revealed after a 6-hour walk, passing through the village of Saint-Pierre-en-Port. These valleys offer a striking contrast between the turquoise sea and lush green meadows, dominated by white chalk cliffs.

Fécamp - Etretat route

Start your adventure at the Casino de Fécamp and head for the famous beach of Etretat. This 18.7 km route will take you around 6 hours to complete. You'll marvel at the majestic chalk cliffs and picturesque valleys you pass along the way.

Itinerary :

  • Start: Casino de Fécamp
  • Finish: Etretat beach
  • Distance: 18.7 km
  • Duration: Approx. 6 hours' walk

For the best possible experience, we recommend that you prepare your hike carefully. Don't forget to bring water, snacks and good walking shoes. To personalize your return, bus line no. 24 serves the following stops: Gare de Fécamp, Eglise d'Yport and Mairie d'Etretat.

Fécamp - Yport route

If you're looking for a shorter hike, opt for the Fécamp - Yport route. This 6.5 km trail takes around 1h30 to complete, offering a pleasant stroll accessible to all.

Itinerary :

  • Start: Fécamp Casino
  • Finish: Yport beach
  • Distance: 6.5 km
  • Duration: Approx. 1h30 walk

This hike starts from the Casino de Fécamp parking lot, on the left at the foot of the stairs. Follow the corniche path through the campsite. As this trail does not form a loop, you can personalize your itinerary by taking bus line no. 24 (stops : Gare de Fécamp, Eglise d'Yport and Mairie d'Etretat).

To download a detailed map of these walks, click here

Fécamp - Petites Dalles route

Staying at the Le Grand Pavois Fécamp hotel puts you in the perfect position to discover the region's magnificent hiking trails. After exploring the trails to Etretat and Yport, discover another emblematic hike: Fécamp - Petites Dalles.

For a complete immersion in Norman nature, opt for the trail linking Fécamp to the Petites Dalles beach. This 18.5 km trail takes around 6 hours to complete, taking you through varied and enchanting landscapes.

Itinerary :

  • Start: Fécamp Tourist Office
  • Finish: Plage des Petites Dalles
  • Distance: 18.5 km
  • Duration: Approx. 6 hours' walk

Start from the Fécamp Tourist Office parking lot. Cross the Pont Gayant, then continue left to the sente aux matelots on your right. Along the way, you'll marvel at the chalk cliffs, picturesque villages and lush green valleys you pass.

As this route does not form a loop, you can personalize your itinerary by taking the n°60 bus. The stops at Eletot, Saint-Pierre-en-Port and Sassetot le Mauconduit will enable you to tailor your return journey to suit your mood and level of fatigue.

To download a detailed map of this hike, click here.

Discover the 19 hiking trails of the Fécamp Caux Littoral conurbation

Whether you're a short walker or a long-distance hiker, explore the 19 hiking trails in the Fécamp Caux Littoral conurbation. Listed in the Plan Départemental des Espaces, Sites et Itinéraires (PDESI), these 6.5 to 17 km circuits invite you to discover the treasures of the Cauchoise coastline and countryside.

Route n°12: La Côte de la Vierge


Explore the "Côte de la Vierge" circuit, starting at the Sente aux Matelots and climbing to Cap Fagnet. This historic route, once used by sailors and pilgrims, offers spectacular views of the Côte d'Albâtre. Visit the Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Salut, famous for its marine votive offerings, and discover the former Abbaye de la Sainte-Trinité, a 13th-century Gothic gem. The highest point, Cap Fagnet, is home to a bird sanctuary and protected flora.

Download the tour by clicking here

Route 13: In the Heart of the Deux Vallées

The "Au Cœur des Deux Vallées" circuit is a 12 km ride, ideal for a 3-hour outing. Follow the Véloroute du Lin through flax fields, ponds and fish farms, and take advantage of picnic areas and inflation stations. Explore the Ganzeville valley, listed for its biodiversity, and visit the village of Ganzeville with its Saint-Rémy church and the remains of a medieval fortified castle. This tour guarantees a unique experience, perfect for an outing with family or friends, combining nature and history.

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Fécamp's 2024 hiking season program

For the 2024 season, Le Grand Pavois invites you to a series of 20 free guided walks, organized by the Agglomération from April to October. These themed escapades are designed to immerse you in the fascinating heritage, nature and history of our region

Each hike offers a unique opportunity to discover the hidden gems of the surrounding communes, while getting some fresh air and exercise in a convivial setting. Some walks, such as the night-time explorations, require prior registration on the Fécamp Tourist Office website.

The themes covered are varied and captivating: explore the local heritage with visits to Limpiville and the hamlets of Angerville, or immerse yourself in nature with discoveries about barley and the specific features of the valleys. Practical activities such as quizzes and Nordic walking initiations enrich these unique experiences.

Don't miss the Fête de la randonnée on June 23, a day dedicated to celebrating our shared passion for walking and discovery.

To download the full hiking program, click here, and get ready for some memorable moments with Le Grand Pavois à Fécamp!

Etretat hiking break: relax in a sea-view hotel

Nestled between the cliffs of the Côte d'Albâtre and the sparkling sea, the hotel Le Grand Pavois Fécamp offers a breathtaking sea view. Ideally located, our hotel gives you easy access to famous hiking trails like the GR21, for exploring the picturesque landscapes of Normandy.

Let yourself be seduced by our elegant and comfortable rooms, decorated with care to offer you an unforgettable stay experience. Take advantage of our generous breakfast featuring regional products, and our friendly bar for relaxing moments after a day of adventure.

Whether you're planning a romantic weekend, a family vacation or a sporting getaway, Hôtel Le Grand Pavois promises an authentic stay full of discoveries. Book now and let yourself be charmed by the warm atmosphere and attentive welcome for which we are renowned.

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