Côte d'Albâtre

The Côte d'Albâtre is part of the French coast of the English Channel, corresponding to the coastline of Pays de Caux and forming almost all of the coastline of Seine-Maritime. Since 2009 it has been classified as a Natura 2000 site. It takes its name from the white hue of its high chalk cliffs, including those of Étretat, which stretch for over 120 km, dominating most of the coastline. It is part of the same geological system as the White Cliffs of Dover on the far side of the English Channel.
The Côte runs from the large container port of Le Havre to the small fishing village of Le Tréport, taking in the town of Dieppe, as well as Fécamp and Saint-Valery-en-Caux. Three river valleys punctuate the cliff face, making way for the harbours of Fécamp sheltering on the Valmont river, Dieppe on the Arques, and Tréport on the Bresle.
Stage 6 of the 2015 Tour de France followed the Côte d'Albâtre for much of its length from Abbeville to Le Havre.
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