THE PARC DES GRAVES: A GARDEN ON THE CLIFFS

The Parc des Graves extends from the top of the Roches Noires cliffs to the sea. It hosts 800 m of footpaths, one of which leads to the beach and offers an amazing view on the coastline.

Ville de Villerville
Ville de Villerville
Ville de Villerville
The coast of Villerville, sensitive natural area, has longtime suffered landslides that have spread blocks of rocks on the beach: the identity of this unique natural site.
Called Parc des Graves, from the Celtic "grava" that means stone, this open garden preserves rare vegetal species: the sea kale, the rabbit-foot grass, the stinking hellebore. You can find the vestiges of ancient ornamental gardens, but also newly planted vegetation and ponds.
The "Hôtel des Graves" now hosts ducks and moorhens, sheep and goats, also called “chèvres des fosses”. They eat any kinds of vegetables, clear the area and stop the proliferation of blackberry bushes and invasive plants on the site.
Ville de Villerville

the Roches Noires cliffs

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The Parc des Graves, a peaceful area where you can stroll, is also perfect to relax and enjoy: you’ll find an open-air table football, a children’s playground, a petanque ground and picnic tables.