Visit Villers-sur-Mer - The green dinosaur

Place Jean Mermoz

14640 VILLERS-SUR-MER

Every year, a giant green dinosaur is installed in the heart of the city in the gardens in front of the Tourist Information Office, in reference to the cliffs Falaises des Vaches Noires, a paleontological site of great scientific renown where the fossils of a 10-meter long pliosaur, an ichthyosaur, a marine "crocodile", but also ammonites, sea urchins, and sponges have been discovered.
This green dinosaur has become over the years a real emblem of the station. The 12 m long and 7 m high colossus is made of an iron frame filled with 6 tons of earth where 9,000 plants grow: 7,000 green pyrethes for the top of the body and 2,000 alternantheras or rubras for the bottom.
It is put in place in June, so that these plants grow sufficiently, by the city's green spaces department, which removes it in November. Its return and installation gives rise to a much-anticipated celebration that announces the beginning of summer!
It should be noted that for some time now, the dinosaur daddy has been accompanied by his little one. A real landmark in the resort, he is admired by visitors who have made him their main target for their souvenir photos.

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Our tourist information offices :

DEAUVILLE TOURISM
Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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VILLERS-SUR-MER TOURISM
Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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BLONVILLE-SUR-MER TOURISM
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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VILLERVILLE TOURISM
40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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TOUQUES TOURISM
20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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TOURGÉVILLE TOURISM
Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
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