Nestled in lush countryside, this pearl of the Côte Fleurie (Flower Coast) is the promise of magical moments which leave no one indifferent. Are you ready? Set off on a stroll through a resort with a spectacular heritage and an enchanting nature.

A seaside resort with spectacular heritage

Located in Normandy, between Cabourg and Villers-sur-Mer, Houlgate is a friendly, family seaside resort on a human scale where charm and tranquility reign. Its particularity comes from its history but also from its seaside heritage. He still shines today with his 300 preserved villas, the former Grand Hôtel de Houlgate and its casino.

A remarkable history

Houlgate's historic past does not go unnoticed. The waterfall, the Fishermen's Cottage, Landry Mill and the William the Conqueror column are all symbolic reminders of this era.

But just like many of the other towns in the area, Houlgate holds plenty of other secrets. One of these relates to its name which comes directly from the Vikings. Indeed, the name of Houlgate is Scandinavian!

To learn more about the resort's secrets, join one of our guided tours.


Houlgate: a tourist resort perfect for families and sports enthusiasts

Houlgate is conducive to relaxation and good times spent together. Casino, cinema, library, beach services, children's clubs, 18-hole golf course, tennis, horse riding, climbing, miniature golf, climbing wall, hiking, kitesurfing, sailing: there is something for everyone happy and fortunately, the list is not finished!

Staying in Houlgate

Are you planning your next vacation in Houlgate? Here are some ideas that could help you find accommodation, restaurants and activities to do alone, with family or with friends.

A unique natural setting


Walking trails, a listed archaeological and environmental site, breathtaking views all around the resort: all conspire to give Houlgate this unique and exceptional natural setting.

A diverse festive and cultural programme

If you're wondering what kites, photos, a film reel, jazz, street performances and a gathering of comedians have in common, Houlgate has the answer.

Every year, the town hosts and organises festivals, cultural events, concerts and numerous activities. Something to keep you entertained whatever the season!

Houlgate Plein Vent


Houlgate Plein Vent

Du May 04 au 05th May 2024

Houlgate Festival & Baie de Scène


Houlgate Festival & Stage Bay

Du 04 Sep au 08 Sept 2024

Festival du film européen de Houlgate


Houlgate European Film Festival

Du 16 Oct. au 22 Oct. 2024