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Le Pays de Caux

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 easy junction.

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.

Fly Fishing

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.

A decent sea trout from the Pays de Caux.

Rivers of the Pays de Caux - Pictures courtesy Jean Marcel LEBOUCHER -

Prices & Accommodation

Pays de Caux Rates

Please  ask by email for the specific Normandy Pays de Caux rates

Choice of accommodation for the Pays de Caux

Nice seashore hotels - Manor guest houses in the country - Cottage (gîtes) rental.

Brown trout and occasionally sea run trout guided fishing. 

Over 2 or 3 days it is easy to combine the Pays de Caux with the other streams of Normandy


Guy de Maupassant

All about Guy de Maupassant, on this fantastic website where a great number of texts in English can be found. Click for the Website - All about Maupassant

Picture Falaise d'Aval à Etretat - courtesy of the website

-La roche aux guillemots-
by Guy de Maupassant - first published in Le Gaulois, 14th of april 1882, gathered with other short stories in Les Contes du jour et de la nuit, 1885.

Cliff called Falaise d'Aval in Etretat

Setting for the novella -La roche aux guillemots-


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