A car is nearly essential but it’s also possible to take the train to Yvetot
(Paris – Le Havre line) and rent from Avis at the station.
Unless agreed otherwise you will generally pick up the keys from Angélique
in the neighbouring village of St Martin aux Buneaux
Most access routes pass through Fauville-en-Caux (coming off the
motorways A29 Lille – Le Havre or A13, Paris – Caen and following the
direction Fécamp). Follow the road for about another 4 miles (7km) and then
turn right to Valmont. Go through Valmont (“toutes directions”) and turn right
at the end of the town for Sassetot where you will see Saint Martin and Les
Petites Dalles signposted
We will in any case send you a set of detailed maps before you come.
Les Petites Dalles is perhaps the most harmonious village on the Normandy coast. Most of the houses date from the late Victorian period when,
with the advent of the steam train, the resort was frequented by personalities such as Sissi, Empress of Austria, Camille Pissaro and Claude
Monet (see below).
Today Les Petites Dalles remains unspoilt and off the tourist route, a perfect place for a family holiday though close to the lively towns of Fécamp
and St Valéry en Caux
Pebbles cover the upper beach with a sand layer exposed at low tide. The chalk cliffs give the water an unusual milky green colour that charms
even on a grey day.
Lying in a dell between high cliffs the village is protected from the wind – as you will see from the sumptuous vegetation.