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At the water's edge

At Villerville beach

The narrow and colorful streets of Villerville lead down to the sea and its two beaches: Graves beach to the west and Bains beach to the east. If they are only accessible at low tide, the steep cliffs of Roches Noires can be seen from the dike. A sensitive natural area, the Cliffs of Roches Noires are 60 meters high and owe their name to the blocks of limestone rocks on the beach.

The unavoidable

Above the cliffs of Roches Noires, 800 meters of footpaths with benches, picnic tables and games for children. Protected natural space, it hosts amazing wild plant species, vestiges of the pleasure gardens of yesteryear.
On the beach of Cricqueboeuf, vestiges of the Atlantic Wall, visible at low tide.
When you come back from the beach, stop in front of Cabaret Normand, the filming location for Henri Verneuil's film “Un Singe en Hiver”, shot in 1962 with Jean Gabin and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

The Cliffs of the Roches Noires

4 km long, 60 meters high and connecting Villerville to Trouville-sur-Mer, the Falaises des Roches Noires alternate gentle slopes and steep walls. Only accessible at low tide, they offer a unique landscape whose name comes from the blocks of limestone scattered on the sand.

The Cliffs of the Roches Noires

The Parc des Graves © M. The Guillard
Roches Noires cliffs © Ville de Villerville

The Parc des Graves © M. The Guillard

Roches Noires cliffs © Ville de Villerville


Every summer, in July and August, Air & Play Villerville Parc sets up on the coastal road to occupy babies and children with inflatable games.
Route du Littoral - - -
Open: 12 p.m.> 21 p.m.
Price: € 10 for children during the day with the possibility of going out and back.

The events

National Holiday : the fireworks on July 13 on Graves beach
Mid-July : the Sea Festival every year

Mid August : the Village Festival, it ends with fireworks over the sea
Late August-early September : a festival in Villerville, an art theater festival that is both "learned and popular", sometimes on the beach.

Eat & sleep with a sea view


Access to the center of Villerville is difficult by car, we recommend that you reach the beach on foot via Rue de la Cabine (Plage des Bains) and Chemin des Fondrières (Plage des Graves)
The beach is unsupervised throughout the year, be careful when swimming.
Access to animals: the circulation of dogs is prohibited from July 1 to August 31 inclusive on the beach and on the promenade on the Villerville rockfill crest between 9 a.m. and 19 p.m. However, it is authorized on the so-called Graves beach: from the beach access at the end of the Graves pedestrian path and only on the left side of this beach. For horses, a tolerance is granted by a specific access located at Parc des Graves, chemin des Fondrières. At low tide only.
Shellfish fishing is prohibited all year round in the town of Villerville.
Find the prefectural orders on the Calvados shore fishing site et

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