The famous actress La Belle Époque, Madame Tebo was inspired by one of the founding fathers of Impressionism, gardening artist Claude Monetto, so that she decided to create a garden by planting the first tree in 1903.
A local gardener named Auguste Lecanu helped Madame Tebo to create her dream garden. However, it is Monet who created the garden's environmental qualities, which have been carefully preserved to the present day.
Landscape architect Alexander Grivko was inspired by the history of Madame Tebo’s garden. In 2015, the garden was rethought.
The author of the project connected the historical artistic elements of the old garden with modern architectural ideas, as the result, he created a neofuturistic vision
of the gardens.
The garden stretches on the rocks of the alabaster coast (Cote d'Albart),
a natural miracle of Normandy. Inside the garden there is a hidden old Roxelan villa, named after Madame Tebo’s favorite historical figure.
The main terrace Les Jardins d'Étretat is located on the famous cliff d'Amont. Claude Monet spent long hours in this unique place, working on his canvases -series of paintings and sketches based on «Les Falaises d'Étretat».
Моне. Etretat the Aval Door Fishing Boats Leaving the Harbour. 1885