We hiked a windy trail for miles along the Étretat cliffs, in the northwest of Normandy, near the English Channel.  This was a favorite location of Impressionist painter Claude Monet.  He moved to several locations along the cliffs to capture the Manneporte rock arch in 1883.   The painting even has sand imbedded in the paint!  The Impressionist movement was characterized by visible brush strokes capturing ordinary subject matter with an emphasis on the changing light.  This was only possible because the artists weren&#