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Pointe du Hoc at Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes.
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Arromanches is located at the northern coast of France. There are several places in the Arromanches area where you can collect fossils:
- Ste. Honorine-des-Pertes Sediments from the Bajocian (part of the middle Jurassic period) are exposed. You can find ammonites and bivalves.
- Longues-sur-Mer Sandstone and limestone is exposed.
- Saint Aubin-sur-Mer (Cap Romain) You can find many fossil sponges from the Jurassic period. The sponges even form bioherms.
- Port-en-Bessin To the right (in direction Arromanches) and to the left (in direction Les Bateaux) of the harbour you can find fossils. You can collect ammonites, belemnites, bivalves, brachiopods, sea urchins and gastropods. Using hammer and chisel is not allowed (fines!). Collecting fossils is only possible at low tide. You can get trapped by the high tide!!!
- Grandcamp-Maisy Many fossils, i.e. whalebones.
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