Le Clos Arsène Lupin

Etretat
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Museums

Le Clos Arsène Lupin is located inside the beautiful house of the famous writer Maurice Leblanc. Creator of one of France's greatest literary heroes, the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, Leblanc was a prolific writer, penning over 60 novels and short stories which have been translated into several different languages.

Lupin is undoubtedly his most well-known character, a master of disguise with a truly Gallic flair, who is famous throughout the French-speaking world on a par with Sherlock Holmes' fame amongst English speakers. One of Leblanc's Lupin novels, The Hollow Needle, was set in Etretat and concerns the treasures of French kings that are stowed inside the needle of rock at the spectacular nearby cliffs. Follow the audio guide as it leads you through this wonderful villa and uncover secrets about Leblanc and Lupin, his most famous creation, along the way.

 

Nearby attractions

These magnificent cliffs are one of Normandy's most popular tourist spots. Carved out of the beautiful white limestone are 3 arches - Porte Aval, Porte Amont and Manneport with the needle of rock just off the Porte Aval made...

In memory of 120 British soldiers from the 2nd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment who were dropped over the Cap d'Antifer for an assault on a radar station.

The stunning Benedictine Palace houses the distillery of the famous Benedictine liqueur, made from an infusion of 27 herbs and spices, that is said to have been first brewed by the monks of Fécamp abbey in the early 16th...

A huge church, the size of a cathedral, the Abbey Church of the Holy Trinity is an impressive Gothic structure in the heart of the town that is as long as the Notre Dame de Paris. A listed historical monument, the 3rd and 4th...

Places to visit nearby

Etretat in Normandy is a charming town famous for the stunning cliffs of Etretat on the Alabaster Coast.

The residence of the first Dukes of Normandy until 1204, Fécamp is a pretty seaside port on the Alabaster Coast that is known for the Benedictine liquer made at the palace here.

After serious devastation during the WW2 bombings, Le Havre has risen phoenix-like from the ashes to become a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site for its post-war architecture.