Photographer's Note

The top of the falaise Amont, or "upstream" cliff (Etretat) is topped by this little chapel, The chapel of Notre Dame de la Garde, a small, old, unadorned stone church was built by Etretat residents in homage to sailors. The nave was built around 11th century and the central tower and choir about I3th century, the chapel being quite representative for the Norman architecture of those periods. The views from here are amazing. Set a bit further back, there is an imaginative memorial to Messieurs Nungesser and Cole, two Frenchmen who made the first unsuccessful attempt to fly the Atlantic on May 8, 1927. Their plane, the Oiseau Blanc (white bird) was last seen over this point headed out to sea. At my photo from the cliffs you can see the location of the this chapel and the memorial.

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