Dives-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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Dives-sur-Mer 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 Dives-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the Dives-sur-Mer travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Dives-sur-Mer in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Houlgate at 3 km and Villers-sur-Mer at 8 km.

Dives-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 1 km (direction west-north-west)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest...

See Cabourg 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 8 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-south-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide
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Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 15 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 16 km (direction east-north-east)

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th...

See Trouville guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 18 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 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Cambremer guide
Villerville

Villerville

Seaside resort at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort at Villerville also...

See Villerville guide
Caen

Caen

at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is...

See Caen guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 26 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 27 km (direction north-east), in the Seine-Maritime department

Le Havre centre is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, for...

See Le Havre guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lisieux guide
Honfleur

Honfleur

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Honfleur guide

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Markets in and near Dives-sur-Mer

Market days in Dives-sur-Mer: seasonal market: Tuesday;

  • Dives-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Cabourg: market Thursday & Monday & Saturday - seasonal market only (1km)
  • Cabourg: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (1km)
  • Houlgate: market Thursday (2km)
  • Villers-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (11km)
  • Blonville-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Blonville-sur-Mer: market Friday (11km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (13km)

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Tourist attractions near Dives-sur-Mer, France

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

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) (22km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (34km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Boutemont (26km)
  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (33km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (34km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pegasus Bridge (13km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (22km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (23km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Dives-sur-Mer is in the north of France at 23 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Dives-sur-Mer is 185 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dives-sur-Mer

Canton: Dozulé

Arrondissement: Lisieux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14160

Distance to Dives-sur-Mer

from Caen (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 185 km

from Calais: 232 km

from Nice: 838 km

from Bordeaux: 496 km

from Strasbourg: 578 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Dives-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angerville, Auberville, Brucourt, Cabourg, Cricqueville-en-Auge, Douville-en-Auge, Gonneville-sur-Mer, Grangues, Houlgate, Periers-en-Auge, Petiville and Varaville.

This page in French: Visiter Dives-sur-Mer

 
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