l'aiguille

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Monet Landscape by Tony
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Étretat is best known for its chalk cliffs, including three natural arches and a pointed formation called L'Aiguille or the Needle, which rises 70 metres (230 ft) above the sea. The Etretat Chalk Complex, as it is known, consists of a complex stratigraphy of Turonian and Coniacian chalks. Some of the cliffs are as high as 90 metres (300 ft). These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.

Le chas de l'aiguille peut s'avérer être un vaste monde
Ce qui ne le rend pas plus aisé à franchir
Comme de trouver sa place dans la ronde
Ou de se prendre pour Icare planant sur son empire.