Accompanied by a Paleospace mediator, go back in time to the Jurassic and become apprentice paleontologists!

The paleontological site of the Vaches Noires cliffs testifies to a period in the history of the Earth: the Jurassic. Formed by the accumulation of sediments deposited by the tropical sea which then covered Normandy, there are today fossils of ammonites, sea urchins, nautiluses but also plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs...

This exceptional paleontological site reveals its secrets! How did they form? How do they evolve? What is a Fossil? A family walk in the great outdoors full of discoveries.

Departures from Villers-sur-Mer and Houlgate.

Hike to the Cliffs of Vaches Noires

The 6km crossing on the beach along the Falaises des Vaches Noires between Villers-sur-Mer and Houlgate is accompanied by a Paléospace guide to discover the history of this landscape and become familiar with the numerous fossils for which it is famous of this site.

Spoken languages

  • Français


Cultural activities

  • Fossils / Paleontology / Mineralogy
  • Visit


From March 01 to October 31
Mondays Open
Tuesday Open
Wednesdays Open
Thursdays Open
Friday Open
Saturday Open
Sunday Open
Dates of visits subject to reservation to be consulted on the website


Type Price
Basic rate 9,90 €
Basic rate 7,90 €
Base rate: € 9.90 Base rate: € 7.90

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