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Cliffs of the Roches Noires

From Trouville-sur-mer to Villerville, 4 km of clay cliffs border the coast, alternating gentle slopes and vertical walls, peaking at 60 meters above sea level. Called "the Black Rocks", these cliffs owe their name to the large dark blocks scattered on the beach which come from the limestone layers of the cliff and which have been covered by algae and lichens. This 135 hectare area is partly classified as a "Sensitive Natural Area" by the Calvados department.


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The Cliffs of Roches Noires in Calvados Patrick Henry

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