Villers-sur-Mer

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Villers-sur-Mer
Casino
Casino
Coat of arms of Villers-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Villers-sur-Mer is located in France
Villers-sur-Mer
Villers-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 49°19′17″N 0°00′18″W / 49.3214°N 0.005°W / 49.3214; -0.005Coordinates: 49°19′17″N 0°00′18″W / 49.3214°N 0.005°W / 49.3214; -0.005
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Trouville-sur-Mer
Intercommunality Cœur Côte Fleurie
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Vauclin
Area
 • Land1 8.99 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,652
 • Population2 density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14754 / 14640
Elevation 3–136 m (9.8–446.2 ft)
(avg. 38 m or 125 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Villers-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France.

Population[edit]

The town had a population of 2652 in 2008, a growth of just over 1,000 residents since 1962.[citation needed]

Sights[edit]

Railway station
Topiary dinosaurs address the sea

Villers-sur-Mer is known for the large topiary dinosaurs facing the sea from the garden of the office of tourism. In certain years, a baby dinosaur is added to the garden.

Villers-sur-Mer is the starting point of the Vaches Noires cliffs - a site where many fossils have been discovered. A mini museum in the enclosure of the office of tourism, and has an outline of the resources and discoveries. It is a place universally known by specialists in the amonites and other fossils.

Transportation[edit]

Villers-sur-Mer station is on the line from Deauville to Dives-sur-Mer. The station building is no longer open but train services operates year-round on weekends as well as on weekdays during the summer.

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