Barely 2 km from the center of Cabourg, Dives-sur-Mer is an essential stopover in our region! With a medieval past still very present, the city of William the Conqueror's heart holds, in its charming city center, small architectural nuggets that would almost make the resorts next door jealous. On the way to the only port city of our territory!

Dynamism with a millennial heritage

It is in Normandy, 30 minutes from Caen and a few kilometers from Cabourg et Houlgate, that is Dives-sur-Mer, the port city in the medieval city center.

A former working-class town, the town of Dives-sur-Mer has retained its dynamism. Its marina with its boats, old rigs and outings to the sea, its market under the medieval halls neighborhoods, are the art village, the Blue House of da Costa, its center Le Sablier (puppet centre) or its festive events: all contribute to making the city shine. 

This energy that animates the heart of the town of Dives-sur-Mer has lasted for more than 1 years. And yes ! From the year 000, Dives-sur-Mer was already a place of worship and pilgrimage linked to the legend of Christ the Savior. It is this reputation that led to its development and the construction of the Notre Dame church. It is this same effervescence that animated the fleet of William the Conqueror in 1001, before leaving for England to recover the crown which was rightfully his. 

Did you know?

In Dives-sur-Mer, seven monuments are classified or registered in the inventory of Historic Monuments. Quite impressive for a town of 8 inhabitants!

Dives-sur-Mer, the only port city in our territory

As Port city, the sea takes an important place in the hearts of the divas. The nautical activities offered by our service providers will allow you to embark on a boat, for an dinghy, for an kayak, for an Sailing, the sailboard or even a paddle to visit theDives estuary or sail at sea. And if you need to cultivate your patience, learn about sea fishing!

Bateau sortant du port de plaisance de Dives-sur-Mer

Events not to be missed! 

Each year, the port and the town of Dives-sur-Mer are the scene of traditional and festive events. Come and celebrate:

Couple de costumés lors des Féeries Vénitiennes de Dives-sur-Mer
  • The Venetian fairies, a carnival of Venetian costumes arriving on traditional sailboats and parading through the city center. 
  • The Recurrences, a festival of puppet theater and animated forms, which has existed for 35 years, and is held over 4 days.
  • La mackerel feast, organized at the beginning of July by the City Festival Committee. A popular event with lunch on the port followed by musical entertainment in the afternoon.
  • La Sea festival which takes place during the summer season. A moment of conviviality marked by the discovery of regional products and the parade of decorated boats in the harbor basin.

Find all the animations on our schedule. And all the highlights of our territory below:

What to do in Dives-sur-Mer?

Just for you, here is a small list, not exhaustive, things to see! All you have to do is let yourself be surprised by the energy of our medieval town!

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