From London, and of
course from the south of England, le Pays de Caux is an ideal week-end
or short break destination. The Chunnel or the ferries to Dieppe are an
The Pays de Caux is the most secret but most authentic
part of Normandy. Guy de Maupassant who personalized this
special Norman spirit grew up in the Pays de Caux. He remained faithful
to his region during his entire short life (see downpage).
Chalk streams, white cliffs, thatched roofs, half
timbered walls, fishers harbors and village bistrots, everything is
there for a perfect holiday. Golfers should not miss the fabulous golf
course of Etretat viewing the sea from the vertigo top of the cliffs.
The Pays de caux (1) offers excellent chalk-streams for
brown trout and is also highly reputed for sea run trout. There are
good runs from June to October. Salmon is occasionally caught during
sea trout sessions.
(1) Caux means chalk in ancient Norman.