THE VILLERVILLE DYKE, A WALK ALONG THE CLIFFS
It’s one of the symbols of the beach of Villerville: a distinctive village with a picturesque burg, old streets and coloured houses, including some half-timbered houses.

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Ville de Villerville
Ville de Villerville

The 450-m long Villerville dyke is a promenade below the village built on the cliff slope. You can walk along the beach on low tide or on the seaside when the tide is high and the beach completely disappears. The dyke, firstly made in wood in 1810 to prevent the land from slipping down to the sea, has been built again in concrete in 1920 and has remained unchanged so far.

The dyke is accessible from the centre of Villerville, close to the former casino, through small stone stairs. You can start from the "A Monkey in Winter" crossroads (a film by Henri Verneuil shot in Villerville in 1962, starring Jean Gabin and Jean-Paul Belmondo) or from the Parc des Graves extending up to the Graves beach, a wilder beach surrounded by nature.

Ville de Villerville
Ville de Villerville
Ville de Villerville

The Parc des Graves

A garden on the cliffs
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