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Houlgate tourism and travel guide

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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

Houlgate 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 Houlgate. For detailed visitor information see the Houlgate travel guide.

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

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

Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 2 km (direction south-west)

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

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 3 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cabourg guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 6 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 13 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 13 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 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Trouville guide
Villerville

Villerville

Seaside resort at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Villerville 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 of...

See Cambremer guide
Caen

Caen

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Caen guide
Le Havre

Le Havre

at 25 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
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Honfleur

Honfleur

at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Honfleur 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

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

Map of places to visit near Houlgate

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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 near Houlgate, France

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

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)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (35km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

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

Sites of natural beauty

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

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Houlgate is in the north of France at 25 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Houlgate is 184 kilometres from Paris).

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

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 kilometres from ): 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: Visiter Houlgate

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