Visit Villerville (Normandy, France)
The quiet seaside town of Villerville is situated on the Normandy Riviera between the chic town of Deauville and busy seaside town of Trouville to the west and the magnificent medieval port of Honfleur to the east.
Villerville, along with its better known neighbours, developed as a resort in the late 19th century and has a selection of lovely villas from the ‘Belle Epoque’ but since then has been almost forgotten and the result is a much quieter seaside town than its neighbours.
Because of its relative calm, its lack of commercial development and its proximity to the countryside, the town has had something of a resurgence of popularity in recent years.
The main attraction here is the long beach, which is a mix of sand and pebbles (there is a small beach in the town centre and a more extensive beach running south-west towards Trouville).
Across the sea from the beach the view is of the port of Le Havre rather than an endless expanse of blue ocean, which perhaps detracts slighltly from the town.
Behind the beach there is a long promenade, and also the natural are called Les Graves which is now a protected area of woodlands, play areas and footpaths that lead to the beach.
The town also has a lavoir (communal washing area of days gone by) and a church with a stone roof - these stone roofed churches are very rare and this one has been roofed with great slabs of stone rather than the small stone ‘tiles’ you occasionally see on churches.
Villerville is also now known in the area as a ‘village des livres’, (village of books) and its main street has many bookshops.
Photos of Villerville
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Address: Villerville, Trouville-sur-Mer, Lisieux, Calvados, Normandy, 14113 || GPS: latitude 49.4017, longitude 0.129444
Map of Villerville & places nearby
Highlights close by
Le Havre 10km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Villerville, France
- Touques - ville fleurie 4* (7km)
- Honfleur - recommended detour (8km)
- Le Havre - town of art and history (10km)
- Cabourg - ville fleurie 4* (22km)
- Boutemont - remarkable garden (25km)
- Beuvron - most beautiful village (27km)
- Parc zoologique de Lisieux - zoo or wildlife park (28km)
- Pont-Audemer - recommended detour (28km)
- Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon - ville fleurie 4* (33km)
- Falaises d'Etretat - site of natural beauty (34km)
The French version of this page is at Villerville (Francais)