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Cabourg tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cabourg in Calvados

Visit Cabourg: highlights and tourist information

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

Cabourg is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy 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.

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 of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Cabourg in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 1 km (direction east)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 3 km (direction east-north-east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are...

See Houlgate guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 9 km (direction east-north-east)

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy coast...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots...

See Beuvron guide
 
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Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one...

See Deauville guide
Trouville

Trouville

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction east-north-east)

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of...

See Trouville guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 19 km (direction south-east)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
Cambremer

Cambremer

at 19 km (direction south-east)

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part...

See Cambremer guide
Caen

Caen

at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic...

See Caen guide
Villerville

Villerville

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort...

See Villerville guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Le Havre

Le Havre

at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Seine-Maritime department

Le Havre centre is listed as a UNESCO world heritage...

See Le Havre guide
Honfleur

Honfleur

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

There are lots of interesting things to see in Honfleur -...

See Honfleur guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long...

See Lisieux guide

... 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;

  • 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 near Cabourg, France

What to do at Cabourg? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cabourg.

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)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (32km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

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

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

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

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Touques (17km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Cabourg is in the north of France at 22 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Cabourg is 186 kilometres from Paris).

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

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 as being close (less than kilometres from ): 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: Visiter Cabourg

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