Departure of the circuit "The Val de Villerville and Cricqueboeuf"


1. Departure from the Tourist Information Office. Cross the road and continue to Rue Thomas Jean Montsaint.

2. Go past the Château (La Ferme du Château) dating back to 1653. It was built on the ruins of an ancient manor. Owned by the lords of Villerville until 1905, it is currently known as Ferme du Château since the De la Porte des Vaux family created here a biodynamic farm. At the end of the road, turn left onto Chemin du Bout du Haut. You’ll reach a panoramic viewpoint where unused troughs are used as benches.

3. Reach the Route Départementale 62 and turn right. Then enjoy the back part of the Ferme du Château with ponds, beech trees and sequoias. The Fort de Villerville is found on the left. It was built in 1889 and was owned by the Army until 1936-1939. Going down the road, you’ll reach a panorama overlooking the Estuary and the English Channel.

4. At the intersection, take the Chemin du Fort on the left for 800 m and enjoy the view.

5. Turn left onto Chemin du Petit Paris: the name of this path comes from the distortion of “petit pâtre” (small shepherd). Take a look at the nice houses including the Dîmière, dating back to the 12th century.

6. After 100 m, turn left onto Route Départementale 513, situated close to a Roman church of the 12th century, then reach the city centre of Villerville.