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Coat of arms of Villers-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Villers-sur-Mer is located in France
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Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Lisieux
Canton Trouville-sur-Mer
Intercommunality Cœur Côte Fleurie
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Vauclin
Area1 8.99 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,652
 • 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.

The Prime Meridian makes landfall in Villers-sur-Mer after crossing the English Channel.


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


Railway station
File:Villers-sur-mer Les dinosaures.jpg
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.


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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