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Visit of Villers-sur-Mer - Along the dike

Avenue of the Republic


The promenade along the dike offers two pretty views. On one side, the sea as far as the eye can see, on the other a row of seaside villas, built in the second half of the XNUMXth century.
The Villers-sur-Mer sea wall extends over 800 meters between the Cercle Nautique and Le Méridien de Greenwich.
On the east side of the dike (towards Blonville-sur-Mer), a small esplanade indicates the Meridian of Greenwich, symbolized on the ground by a line and a projection, the longitude at this location is exactly 0!
At the end of the promenade, on the Nautical Circle side, you can admire the cliffs of the Vaches Noires, a geological and paleontological treasure. 100 meters high, they extend over almost 4,5 km between Villers-sur-Mer and Houlgate. They originate from the accumulation of marine sediment deposits from the Jurassic (around 160 million years ago) and the Cretaceous (around 100 million years ago). In these different geological layers many marine fossils and dinosaurs have been discovered.

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