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Campervan Holiday Villers-sur-Mer France

Villers-sur-Mer Campervan Holiday

Villers sur Mer Dinosaur

Villers-sur-Mer with all the charms of the Côte Fleurie coast. Long fine sandy beach, elegant architecture and attractive town centre.
The resort’s emblem is a dinosaur, for it stands at the foot of the age-old Black Cow Cliffs, renowned for their palaeontological and geological interest. You can join one of the guided tours organised by the Tourist Office, and also pay a visit to the palaeontological museum presenting many of the fossils discovered on the site.
You can also discover the fauna and flora of the Villers marshes, covering a surface area of 30 hectares.

Located in the very heart of the Côte Fleurie coast, the seaside resort of Villers-sur-Mer offers a subtle medley of Pays d’Auge and Normandy bocage charm and the elegance of the fine sandy beaches so characteristic of this part of the coast. A resort you cannot miss when travelling between Houlgate and Deauville, Villers is a concentration of Normandy in one resort and a pleasant surprise for many visitors.

Villers-sur-Mer Market Day

Villers-Sur-Mer market day

We came across the market in the middle of the town while walking from Bonnville-sur-Mer, it’s about a 40-minute walk. The market is in the heart of Villers-sur-Mer, on the Place du Marché located just behind the Town Hall, held every Tuesday and Friday. They had all sorts of stalls from homeware to clothing and a very impressive array of food stalls, fresh bread, vegetables, meat and cheese. We stopped across from the market and had a coffee at La Pétrisane a local cafe and a bakery too. We took away a quality traditional baguette for later in the day.

In summer, the stalls of the traders extend to the Osmont du Tillet and Armistice streets and to the parking lot of the Saint-Martin church.
In addition to the large market, producers and subscriber fishmongers are present under the square’s hâlettes on Tuesdays, Fridays, holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Villers sure Mer Market opening times

Villers-sur-Mer Market Day

Open from 01 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

Tuesday : 07: 00 à 13: 00

Friday : 07: 00 à 13: 00

On Saturday: 07: 00 à 13: 00

Sunday: 07: 00 à 13: 00

Tourist Office for Information

Vaches Noires cliffs Villers-sur-Mer France

fossils France

If you walk past Villers-sur-Mer you can collect fossils on the beach when the tide is out. I found a few in the sand at low tide. They are quite small, about the size of a sweet. Someone said the top one could be a meteorite. They sometimes have gold in them, it looks like a bit of gold to me. I am no expert though.

Easily accessible at low tide, the famous 110 metre-high Black Cow Cliffs stand proud yet vulnerable against the Channel waters. A genuine open-air museum, these naturally friable clay and chalk cliffs gradually erode to unveil millions of years of natural history. Indeed, a great many fossils have been, and continue to be revealed after successive rock falls. Most of these fossils, essentially marine mammals, can be seen at the Paléospace visitor centre, a Museum of France also located in Villers-sur-Mer, in the heart of another natural protected area, the marshes.

Meteorite France Villers-sur-Mer
French Fossil Villers-sur-Mer

More than 100 meters high, the cliffs of the Vaches Noires extend over more than 4 km between Houlgate and Villers-sur-Mer

If you want to try your hand at fossil hunting, keep this in mind:

Excavation is prohibited but the collection of fossils at the foot of the cliffs, on the shore, is authorized

Treasure hunting is practised at low or low tide.

Bring good shoes, a bottle of water, sunscreen and… a magnifying glass!

The name of the “Black Cows” comes from the words of sailors. The presence of large blocks of chalk covered with algae evoked, seen from the sea, a herd of cows grazing at the foot of the cliffs.

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