THE GRAVES PARK: A GARDEN ON THE CLIFFS

With 800 m of footpaths, one of which leading to the beach, a playground and a view on a very nice landscape along the coast, this area stretches from the top of the Roches Noires cliffs to the sea.

Ville de Villerville
Ville de Villerville
Ville de Villerville

The coast of Villerville, sensitive natural area, has longtime suffered landslides that have spread blocks of rocks on the beach: the identity of this unique natural site. Its name comes from the Celtic "grava" that means stone.

A remarkable flora is found: rare and wild plants (the sea kale, the rabbit-foot grass, the stinking hellebore), the vestiges of ancient ornamental gardens, but also newly planted vegetation and ponds.

A tree-filled pond hosts ducks and moorhens. Goats, also called “chèvres des fosses” or bramble cruchers for eating all kinds of vegetables, clear the area and stop the proliferation of blackberry bushes and invasive plants on the site.

Ville de Villerville

The Roches Noires cliffs

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The Graves Park, a peaceful area where you can stroll, is also perfect to relax and enjoy: you’ll find a children’s playground, picnic tables and a petanque ground.