Are you planning a visit to Cabourg? Here are the main attractions you must tick off during your visit: Grand Hotel, Marcel Proust Promenade, Villa du Temps retrouvé, casino. Read on to find out more!
Stretching over 2 miles, Cabourg's fine sandy beach is the ideal place to enjoy the benefits of the sea. Lined by a fully pedestrianised promenade,it offers panoramic views with ever-changing colours depending on the season and the weather.
Often called the "beach of romantics" it's also a playground for kitesurfers, a favourite spot for beach walkers and a place for horses to unwind after a frenzied race.
Grand Hôtel de Cabourg
Standing at the centre of Marcel Proust Promenade, the Grand Hotel is impossible to miss. With its imposing facade, it dominates the beach. Boasting a sumptuous Belle Epoque interior, the hotel has 71 rooms, including 3 suites, spread out across the whole building.
Marcel Proust Promenade
With its 1.8 miles seawall, the Marcel Proust Promenade is Europe's longest pedestrian promenade. It runs alongside Cabourg beach and offers a magnificent view over a large stretch of the Normandy coastline, from the Côte Nacre, along the Côte Fleurie all the way to Le Havre.
It has always been a popular spot for a stroll or an early morning jog.
Villa du Temps retrouvé
At the heart of the town, this museum and its ingenious digital scenography, transports its visitors into the universe of the Belle Epoque. Offering self-guided or guided tours, the Villa du Temps retrouvé takes visitors through the imagination of Marcel Proust and a number of other artists. There is also a gift shop and a tearoom overlooking a Belle Epoque garden.
Adjoining the Grand Hotel, Cabourg Casino is one of our main resort's institutions. Visitors come here not only for the games and entertainment, but also to get a closer look at one of the building's centrepieces: the Belle Epoque Italian theatre. The casino is also a place to relax with its terrace and its lounge bar overlooking the sea.
Located at the end of the Avenue de la Mer, the Cabourg Casino gardens are a real invitation to relax and unwind. Summer or winter, they are bathed in sunlight and offer 360° views of Belle Epoque villas and numerous plant species. The Casino gardens are also home to a number of statues, including that of the former mayor Charles Bertrand and a sculpture of the Swann d'or awarded at the Cabourg Romantic Film Festival. Benches are dotted around the gardens allowing you to admire the architectural prowess of humans and nature or to just simply take a moment to enjoy the surroundings.
You may well be wondering what the building is in the Casino gardens near the Avenue de la Mer. It's the former tourist office. Converted into a gift shop, it's bursting with treasures adorned with the name of the resort!
Discover the resort's villas through our tour available in our information centres or to download.
A stone's throw from the Casino gardens, Nylic Square is another little oasis of greenery. In summer, it is adorned with a thousand and one colours where butterflies, ladybirds and harmless bumblebees come to spin and twirl. There are two entrances to the square with benches and a free mini-library.
Hôtel les Bains de Cabourg Thalazur Thalassothérapie & Spa
The only thalassotherapy centre in the Normandy Cabourg Pays d'Auge region, the Hôtel des Bains de Cabourg is located on Marcel Proust Promenade as you walk in the direction of Ouistreham.
Lying in 6 hectares of grounds, the 4-star hotel has 14 suites and 165 rooms, each of which has a balcony overlooking the sea or the garden.
The Thalazur spa offers a wide range of treatment packages (from a few hours to a few days). Sculpting, hydrojets or heated salt water baths are just some suggestions for a romantic weekend away.
Cap Cabourg Dunes
Leave Marcel Proust Promenade and head east for a stroll in the Cap Cabourg dunes. Very popular with photographers, they provide magnificent views over Houlgate, Dives-sur-Mer and its estuary.
A wild beach to share with the family and a perfect place to walk your dog or ride your horse, along the stretch of sand, at low tide.
But that's not all, each year Cap Cabourg beach is the place to be for fans of electro pop music when it hosts the Cabourg mon Amour festival.
Marais de la Dives wetland
Cabourg has more than its fair share of treasures and this is one that Mother Nature has decided to hide to the south of our resort. The Dives wetland provides the perfect setting for a gentle family walk along the river.