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From the top to the feet of the Black Cow Cliffs of Villers-sur-Mer

Walking tour

Please note: access to the foot of the cliffs is only accessible at low tide, check the tide times.
The Black Cow Cliffs, over 100 meters high, stretch for 4,5 km along the beach between Villers-sur-Mer and Houlgate. They are distinguished by their geological and paleontological richness of major interest, resulting from the accumulation of marine sediment deposits from the Jurassic (about 160 million years ago). Many fossils have been discovered there: ammonites, sea urchins, corals, sponges, marine reptile remains… or dinosaurs!
NB: it is forbidden to search for fossils on the cliffs but it is tolerated on the beach.
Guided tours: see The Paléospace of Villers-sur-Mer

Departure: Villers Tourisme, Place Jean Mermoz, 14640 Villers-sur-Mer

Distance:

6,9 km

Duration:

02:00

Elevation:

122 m
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Step 2
Turn left and go up Rue de l'Eglise to the junction with Passage des Muttes (footpath on the right).
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Cross the Rue des Muttes and continue straight on the Rue Convers, leave the Chemin d'Auberville on the left, until the junction with the Rue Denise Clairouin (dead end).
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Step 6
Cross the Rue du Ravin and continue straight on the forest path, at the crossroads cross the Chemin des Sources, continue straight until the roundabout.
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Step 8
Turn right on Chemin de l'Eglise au Manoir until the junction with Chemin de la Cour (next dirt road junction).
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Step 9
Turn left on Chemin de la Cour until the junction with Chemin Blandin.
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Step 10
Turn left on Chemin Blandin, leave Chemin de l'Eglise au Manoir on your left, until you reach the crossroads with Chemin du Belvédère.
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Step 11
Turn left on Chemin du Belvédère until the roundabout.
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Step 12
Go around the roundabout and continue straight on Chemin d'Auberville until the junction with Rue Convers.
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Step 13
Cross Rue Convers and turn left on Rue Charles Koechlin until the junction with Rue Denise Clairouin and Rue des Bosquets.
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Step 14
Cross the intersection and continue straight on the passage de l'Estacade (in grass) until the intersection with Rue des Foulans.
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At the start and with your back to Villers Tourisme, turn left and go up Rue du Maréchal Foch to the junction with Rue de l'Eglise.
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Step 3
Turn right on Passage des Muttes until the junction with Rue des Muttes.
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Step 5
Turn right on Rue Denise Clairouin until the junction with Rue du Ravin.
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Step 7
Go around the roundabout and continue straight on Chemin du Manoir à l'Eglise until the junction with Chemin de l'Eglise au Manoir and Chemin de la Cour.
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Step 15
Turn right on Rue des Foulans until the junction with Rue des Bosquets.
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Step 16
Turn left on Rue des Bosquets until the junction with Rue Pigeory.
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Step 17
Turn left on Rue Pigeory, leave Rue de Falaise on the left, go down the stairs on the right, until the junction with Rue Alfred Feine.
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Step 18
Turn left on Rue Alfred Feine to the nautical center, continue straight to the end of the promenade along the beach.
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Step 19
At the end of the walk, go down to the beach, continue to the foot of the Black Cow Cliffs.
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Step 20
Leave by the beach to the first aid station, cross and climb the place Jean Mermoz, to reach Villers Tourisme, the starting point.
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