Houlgate tourism and travel guide

Photo of Houlgate in Calvados

Visit Houlgate: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are also some imposing 19th century villas to see

Important note

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

Houlgate is situated in the Calvados, Normandy region, in the north of France at 25 km from Caen, the department capital. (General information: Houlgate is 184 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cabourg at 3 km and Villers-sur-Mer at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Houlgate, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Houlgate 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 Houlgate

Markets in and near Houlgate

Market days in Houlgate: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Houlgate: market Thursday (0km)
  • Dives-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (2km)
  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (3km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (3km)
  • Villers-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Blonville-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Blonville-sur-Mer: market Friday (9km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (13km)
  • Deauville: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (13km)

More information about Houlgate, Normandy

Tourist attractions to visit near Houlgate, 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 Houlgate 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) (24km) [Map]
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (35km) [Map]
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (37km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (37km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Boutemont (26km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (35km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (35km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (15km) [Map]
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (25km) [Map]
  • Prairie (Caen) (25km) [Map]
  • Rochers des Parcs (52km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (48km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (31km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Houlgate

Canton: Dozulé

Arrondissement: Lisieux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14510

Distance to Houlgate

from Caen (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 184 km

from Calais: 229 km

from Nice: 838 km

from Bordeaux: 498 km

from Strasbourg: 577 km

Getting here

Houlgate 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 Houlgate from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Houlgate): Auberville, Cabourg, Dives-sur-Mer, Douville-en-Auge, Gonneville-sur-Mer, Grangues, Heuland, Periers-en-Auge, Saint-Vaast-en-Auge, Varaville and Villers-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visitez Houlgate