THE GUIDED TOURS IN VILLERS-SUR-MER

Let's discover a rich natural and cultural heritage: one-hundred-year-old seaside villas, an archaeologic site, a fine sand beach, a preserved coastal marsh... Villers sur mer knows how to give you a proper welcome.

Secret stories of the seaside villas of Villers-sur-mer

Villers-sur-mer has become a trendy destination at the end of the 19th century where the Parisian high society could have sea baths. The front shore was reorganized to host a nice society boardwalk, then original villas were built to impress the neighbours and underline the owners' status. Like the theatres and the opera houses of the 19th century, the seaside resorts were a popular place where the high-society could meet people. Across the streets that often bear the names of the pioneers of Villers, come and discover the anecdotes that made the history of the town.

> 2.5 km - 2 hrs

Discovery of the Vaches Noires cliffs

Go back in time and discover the secrets of this outstanding archaeological site. A family tour including an initiation lesson about fossil collecting.

> 3 km - 2 hrs

Villers-sur-mer during the war

Let’s discover Villers-sur-mer under the occupation. Understand how the inhabitants of Villers-sur-mer were living under the occupation visiting the places and streets of this tragic era.

> 4 km - 2 hrs

The Saint-Martin church of Villers-sur-mer and its glass walls

As it was too small to welcome summer tourists, the church received donations by parishioners and parish priests and was rebuilt after 1872. Its glass walls are classified as “Monuments historiques”. These glass walls, made by Duhamel-Marette studio from Évreux, are one of the Basse-Normandie masterpieces of the end of the 19th century.

> 300 m - 1.5 hr

The soul of Villers-sur-mer

How can a small village become a popular seaside resort in the Côte Fleurie? Why bricks are used so much? Why so much fantasy? Let’s discover the heritage and architecture resulting from the seaside development of Villers-sur-mer, from the first villas built in the 19th century to the most recent constructions of 2000. It’s the story of a village that turned into seaside resort but did not lose its soul.

> 3 km - 2 hrs

Beach secrets

What are groynes for? What hides under the sand? Why the sea level rises and falls every day? Many secrets are revealed during this visit. You’ll be surprised by a coast with a rich biodiversity and contrasting landscapes.

> 3 km - 1.5 hrs

Have a taste of the Pays d'Auge

Take the sunken paths of Villers to get to know the Pays d’Auge! A unique subsoil, a landscape shaped by water, which is the common thread of the visit. The visit is followed by a tasting of traditional products made in the Pays d’Auge farms.

> 6 km - 3 hrs

A stroll along the Vaches Noires cliffs

Walk along the beach from Villers to Houlgate and discover the Vaches Noires cliffs, a unique landscape on the French coast. Enjoy an unusual journey rich of geological findings and assist to an initiation lesson to fossil collecting.
 
> 6 km - 3.5 hrs
 

Between the beach and the marshes

Discover the marshes of Blonville-Villers. The seaside marshes, situated between the land and the sea, host a unique fauna and flora. The visit is a nice opportunity to discover the birds, mammals, insects and plants found in this unique landscape.

 
> 2.5 km - 2 hrs

CONTACT & RESERVATION FOR GROUPS

INFORMATION, QUOTE AND RESERVATION

SALES DEPARTMENT:
Phone: +33 (0)2 31 81 77 55 - E-mail: commercial@paleospace-villers.fr

Group rates starting from 15 people.
Detailed product sheets and general terms and conditions of sale on demand.

Download here the group brochure including all visits