Cabourg tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cabourg in Calvados

Visit Cabourg: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest and active beaches in the region

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Cabourg. For detailed visitor information see the Cabourg travel guide

Cabourg is situated in the Calvados, Normandy region, in the north of France at 22 km from Caen, the department capital. (General information: Cabourg is 186 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Cabourg include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Houlgate at 3 km and Villers-sur-Mer at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cabourg, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Cabourg in Normandy. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Calvados

Map of places to visit near Cabourg

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Markets in and near Cabourg

Market days in Cabourg: seasonal market: Thursday & Monday & Saturday; weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday;

Local markets

  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Dives-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (1km)
  • Houlgate: market Thursday (3km)
  • Villers-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Blonville-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Blonville-sur-Mer: market Friday (12km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (13km)

More information about Cabourg, Normandy

Tourist attractions to visit near Cabourg, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cabourg and wondering what to do next!

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (21km) [Map]
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (32km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (34km) [Map]
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (43km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Boutemont (27km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (32km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (33km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (12km) [Map]
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (21km) [Map]
  • Prairie (Caen) (22km) [Map]
  • Rochers des Parcs (49km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (45km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Touques (17km) [Map]

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (33km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Cabourg

Canton: Cabourg

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14390

Distance to Cabourg

from Caen (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 186 km

from Calais: 232 km

from Nice: 839 km

from Bordeaux: 496 km

from Strasbourg: 580 km

Getting here

Cabourg is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Cabourg from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Cabourg): Brucourt, Cricqueville-en-Auge, Dives-sur-Mer, Gonneville-en-Auge, Gonneville-sur-Mer, Grangues, Houlgate, Periers-en-Auge, Petiville and Varaville.

This page in French: Visitez Cabourg