Cabourg is a genteel seaside resort on the Côte Fleurie, where the River Dives flows into the English Channel. Filled with elegant Belle Epoque villas and hotels, it’s been welcoming sunseekers since the 1800s. Sunbathe on the sandy beach, stroll along the seafront promenade and dine at elegant seafront bistros. Cabourg doubles as a launchpad for exploring the Pays d'Auge countryside and Normandy Cider Route.
Things to do in Cabourg
The gold-sand beach is the main draw in Cabourg, with holidaymakers flocking to bask in the sunshine and swim in the English Channel. Rent a sun lounger and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach or make a splash with water sports like kayaking and windsurfing. The seaside promenade stretches for more than three kilometres and is one of the longest in Europe.
Architecture is a highlight in Cabourg, with a variety of styles emerging over the decades. Strolling around the resort, you’ll see handsome Belle Epoque villas standing alongside charming half-timbered townhouses. The landmark Grand Hotel Cabourg overlooks the beach and has been welcoming guests for more than a century. Admire the elegant Belle Epoque façade and enjoy a meal in the elegant dining room, a former stomping ground for French icons like Marcel Proust.
Venture inland to discover the beautiful Pays d'Auge countryside and visit charming historic villages like Beuvron. The popular Normandy Cider Route meanders through the countryside and passes through an array of picturesque villages. In addition to apple cider, you can also try Normandy’s famous calvados brandy.
Getting around Cabourg
Cabourg is located on the Côte Fleurie in Normandy, a 30-minute drive from Caen and 2.5 hours from Paris. The resort is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Trains run between Paris and Cabourg in 3.5 hours. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is a three-hour drive away.