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The search for fossils at the Vaches Noires cliffsJulien Boisard

The visit of the cliffs Falaises des Vaches Noires, makes it possible to discover the history of this landscape and to become familiar with the many fossils which make the fame of this site. Accessible to all, this two-hour visit at the foot of the Vaches Noires cliffs allows you to learn how to hunt for fossils, to understand why the cliffs are so rich in them and how the site has evolved since prehistoric times. 

The crossing of the Vaches Noires cliffs is longer than the previous one, with a 6km walk on the beach from Villers-sur-Mer to Houlgate. It allows to go further in the understanding of the fossils, their discoveries and the composition of the cliffs of the Vaches Noires.

At the Paléospace, during the guided tour on dinosaursvisitors are immersed in the world of these large land reptiles whose fossils have been found in the rocks of Normandy. The museum mediator teaches them to recognize the different dinosaurs, to understand their particularities, their way of life, why they disappeared and if they have descendants. 

The Jurassic Odyssey guided tour allows children to discover the Jurassic world in a playful way with a mediator from the Paleospace thanks to the important collection of fossils of the museum, coming directly from the cliffs of the Vaches Noires at the edge of the beach of Villers-sur-Mer. These fossils testify to a bygone era when huge marine reptiles hunted crocodiles and ammonites in a warm sea and allow the children to discover these different species and how they became fossils. 

Villers sur mer, the Jurassic beach (report France 3 Normandie)


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