THE VILLERS-SUR-MER DIKE, BETWEEN SEA AND VILLAS
On one side, the sea as far as the eye can see, on the other, a string of seaside villas built in the second half of the 19th century.

Villers Tourism
The seaside villas of Villers-sur-Mer ©Etienne ChognardEtienne Chognard
Julien Boisard

The Villers-sur-Mer seawall extends over 800 meters between the Villers-Blonville Nautical Center and the Greenwich Meridian.
On the east side of the dike (towards Blonville-sur-Mer), you will pass by a small esplanade indicating the Greenwich Meridian. Villers-sur-Mer is the first French town to be crossed by the Meridian. Symbolized on the ground by a line and an advance, the longitude at this place is exactly 0!
At the end of the walk, on the Villers-Blonville Nautical Center side, you will arrive at the foot of the Vaches Noires cliffs, a geological and paleontological treasure. 100 meters high, they extend over nearly 4.5 km between Villers-sur-Mer and Houlgate. They come from the accumulation of marine sediment deposits from the Jurassic (about 160 million years ago) and the Cretaceous (about 100 million years ago). In these different geological layers, numerous marine and dinosaur fossils have been discovered.

Go to the Odyssey Paleospace to discover the history of the Greenwich Meridian and learn to recognize the different fossils found in Norman rocks.

Julien Boisard

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The Villers-Blonville Nautical Center Sail at the foot of the Vaches Noires cliffs
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Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
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