|Intercommunality||Cœur Côte Fleurie|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Gérard Vauclin|
|8.99 km2 (3.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||290/km2 (760/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
It is the northernmost French commune through which falls the Prime meridian. The latter is represented on the seafront promenade with a blue mark on the ground and on the parapet. This mark is positioned 32 meters west of the actual meridian.
It seems that Villers-sur-Mer (then known as Villers) was more akin to a group of hamlets during the early 19th century. According to the Cassini map (drawn in the 18th century), Villers at that time is made up of a church, two farms (La Motte and Fontaine), and a castle.
The town had a population of 2,574 in 2006, posting a growth of just over 150 residents between then and 2016.
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. It is the starting point of the Vaches Noires cliffs – a site where many fossils have been discovered. There is a small museum in the enclosure of the office of tourism, which has an outline of the resources and discoveries. It is a place widely known by specialists in the ammonites and other fossils.
On the beach of Villers-sur-Mer (last stretch of rue Alfred Feine), the last scene of the film by François Truffaut was shot: "Les 400 coups" in 1959.
Villers-sur-Mer station is on the line from Deauville to Dives-sur-Mer. The station building is no longer open but train services operate year-round on weekends, and also on weekdays during the summer.
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- "Populations légales 2016 − Commune de Villers-sur-Mer (14754) | Insee". www.insee.fr. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
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- "Géoportail". www.geoportail.gouv.fr.ignipq.local.oshimae.rie.agri. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
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