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Falaise des Vaches Noires

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Address: Villers sur Mer 1 rue de la Plage, 14510 Villers-sur-Mer, France

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black cow cliffs and fossils

We parked in a car park in Auberville and walked down to the beach as we were fascinated bye the name of Falais des Vaches Noir. it is also fairly close to Ouisterham where... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
Camberley, United Kingdom
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We parked in a car park in Auberville and walked down to the beach as we were fascinated bye the name of Falais des Vaches Noir. it is also fairly close to Ouisterham where we had arrived earlier and had a wait till our self catering place would be ready. It is an interesting beach with several fossils easily found.... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The town is most famed because the cliffs with fossils. I was curious to check the reviews of other travelers, so I was a little excited when, without much effort, I also found several large rock blocks with fossils. And my children were also interested, although at first they wanted only to wade in the sea.

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Deauville, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This location -- it means the Cliffs of the Black Cows -- overlooks the English Channel above the charming town of Villers sur Mer and is a favorite launching point for paragliders, who need only unpack their chutes and stand up to catch the wind and take off. If you decide to approach the cliffs from the bottom, be sure... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Great fun on a grey day with mixed group family. Teenagers and half heights both delighted in scouring the beaches and picked up loads of little fossils.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We went fossil hunting as a family (kids aged 8, 7 and 4), and had an absolutely wonderful time. Though we didn't find anything spectacular, we did pick up dozens of fossils. Highly recommended - we will return.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

We accessed des Vaches Noires from a small car park at the top of the cliffs (a bad choice in retrospect) - we had a 40 minute hike down to the beach. The way was steep and slippy at some points. The hike would probably have been very do-able if our kids were older (aged 2, 5 & 9)! Eventually... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is a great place to visit, especially if you have children because we (a family of four) ended up collecting a number of fossils which the kids really love showing to their friends! Just be careful of the tide rising fast in the late afternoon!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

Loved walking the beach hunting for fossils! We were sceptical but had found a bucket-full in just a short time! A lovely long, quiet beach anyway, but even more fun when you're looking for dinosaurs...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Beautiful beach, especially the “black cow rocks” in between of Villers-Sur-Mer and Houlgate. We entered the beach through a forest path starting at the Chemin D’Eglise at the northern side of Auberville, leading down to the rocks at the beach. After rainfall you’d better avoid this way to reach the Vaches Noires and just walk a few kilometers on the... More 

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Stayed for 2 weeks in July. An excellent and typical little Normandy seaside resort. The beach is excellent and there is a good selection of restaurants in the main town area. We stayed about a 20 minute walk down the prom from the main town. I'm hoping to go back again next year, its one of the best towns we... More 

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