After years of living bi-continentally, Peggy Dupuis and her husband Richard decided that they wanted to share the wonders of French living with their friends, family, and the public who make France a stop, during their travels. Dupuis and her husband, Richard, are the masterminds and designers behind Hauts d’Etretat – a bed and breakfast located in Etretat – a town on the north coast of France.
Etretat is a quaint coastal community known for its captivating rock formations carved out of its pristine white cliffs, the Porte d'Aval arch, and the famous seaside structure L'Aiguille (also known as The Needle). On the northside, the Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde boasts dramatically beautiful landscape views. Visitors can also visit Le Vieux Marché - a market hall in town and also walk to Le Clos Lupin Villa, which was once the home to French author, Maurice Leblanc. This town has also been known to be an immense source of inspiration for legendary artists, like Monet.
Dupuis’ Hauts d’Etretat is a charming Normandy style cottage built over a century ago with traditional architectural qualities. You’ll notice half-timber thatched construction and brick throughout the home. The intentional use of wood and brick makes the interior and exterior of the house built to last and withstand the tests of time. Dupuis has made the interior design of the property a reflection of her family, by utilizing heirloom furniture and antique and flea market finds. When bringing her design ideas into fruition, she was inspired by the local region’s countryside – a combination of unique farms, valleys, beaches, cliffs, and unforgettable sunsets. Her absolute favorite additions to the home are her father-in-law’s oil paintings, which bring a very personal touch to the overall design of the house. The Dupuis heirlooms bring a sense of comfort and welcome guests with open arms.
Learn more about Haut’s d’Etretat and book your stay here.
#1 - SMELL THE FLOWERS
This might be obvious but sometimes we don't take advantage of the beautiful flowers outside our front door.
Bring them in ! And grab an interesting vase.
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