Inaugurated on 15 December 1996, the National Library of France contains more than ten million volumes. The new buildings were designed by Franch architect Dominique Perrault. The four high-rise towers represent four open books.
Étretat is best known for its three natural arches (Porte d’Aval, Porte d’Amont and the Manneporte) as well as the pointed “needle” (L’Aiguille). The arches are not the result of marine erosion; they were created by a river that dug its bed into the cliff.