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Dives-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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Visit Dives-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Houlgate at 3 km and Villers-sur-Mer at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Dives-sur-Mer, 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 Dives-sur-Mer in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Dives-sur-Mer


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)

More information about Dives-sur-Mer, Normandy

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)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (35km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (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)

Geography and distances

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

Dives-sur-Mer 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 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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