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LA DAM OF VILLERS-SUR-MER, BETWEEN SEA AND VILLAS
On one side, the sea as far as the eye can see, on the other a row of seaside villas, built in the second half of the XNUMXth century.

Villers Tourism
Villers Tourism
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The Villers-sur-Mer sea wall extends over 800 meters between the Cercle Nautique and Le Méridien de Greenwich.
On the east side of the dike (towards Blonville-sur-mer), you will pass by a small esplanade indicating the Méridien de Greenwich. Villers-sur-Mer is the first French city to be crossed by the Méridien. Symbolized on the ground by a line and a projection, the longitude at this location is exactly 0!
At the end of the promenade, on the Nautical Circle side, you will arrive at the foot of the Vaches Noires cliffs, a geological and paleontological treasure. 100 meters high, they extend over almost 4,5 km between Villers-sur-Mer and Houlgate. They come from the accumulation of marine sediment deposits from the Jurassic (around 160 million years ago) and the Cretaceous (around 100 million years ago). In these different geological layers many marine fossils and dinosaurs have been discovered.

Meet at Paléospace l'Odyssée to discover the history of the Greenwich Meridian and learn to recognize the different fossils from Norman rocks.

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The Nautical Pole of Villers-Blonville Sail at the foot of the Vaches Noires cliffs

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