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Amelie, Hello La Roux

Published on 10 April 2023

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From Cabourg to Beuvron-en-Auge, Amélie and Benjamin traveled the roads of the territory in search of the most beautiful landscapes. Conquered by the Normandy Cabourg Pays d'Auge destination, they talk about their stay as a couple and share their favorites. Narrative !

I take my keyboard to tell you about our iodized stay to discover Cabourg. If this name was not unknown to Benjamin and me, we did not yet know the Côte Fleurie. It was therefore at the end of the summer that we came by train from Marseille to discover this new facet of Normandy, a region that we particularly like. Back on our favorites and our good addresses.

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Our favorites and essentials

Cabourg, its promenade and its Belle Époque villas

Our stay on the Côte Fleurie inevitably starts at Cabourg, beautiful seaside resort born from the rise of sea bathing. After dropping off our suitcases at the charming hotel Villa les Mots Passants, we pick up at the tourist office a pedestrian circuit dedicated to villas Belle Epoque.

Architectural icons, these villas reveal their history and bear witness to the tourist development of the resort.

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It is therefore with our noses in the air that we wander from residence to residence in search of the most extravagant. Magnetized by the salty breeze and the song of the seagulls, our steps lead us to the promenade which bears the name of an illustrious writer, Marcel Proust. We immortalize our arrival in front of the emblematic navy-colored beach huts at the foot of the Grand Hotel. One day we are in Cabourg and we are already under the spell!

Couple devant les cabines de Cabourg
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Where to sleep in Cabourg?

At Villa Les Mots Passants, charming hotel near the Avenue de la Mer which crosses the town center of the resort.

Where to eat in Cabourg?

  • La Calypso : in the heart of Cabourg perfect for fresh fish
  • Le Biquet's : literally the most beautiful view of Cabourg to eat
  • Bay map : dancing evening, relaxed atmosphere, a great place to live near Cap Cabourg

Find the circuits of the tourist office including the circuit of the villas in their kiosk.

The Orne estuary by paddle

Just a few kilometers from the Cabourg beach is the largest protected natural area of ​​Calvados: the Orne estuary. A mosaic of blue and green, the estuary curves and takes shape with the tides.

The scene of many migratory routes, it is also here that a handful of seals have taken up residence, which can be observed in a respectful manner with the Normandy Mammalogical Group. Armed with our binoculars, we will observe them having fun in the bed of the mouth.

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I sailed there on a paddle!

A sporty, ecological and at the same time contemplative way to discover its many aspects between dunes and marshes. Amelie – HelloLaRoux

Merville-Franceville-Plage at sunrise

The appointment is given on Merville Franceville beach while the sun has not yet risen. A completely atypical sporting experience awaits me this morning and a first for me. Adorned with my most beautiful boots, the essential accessory, I find Constance de Sulky Passion who equips me with a jacket before joining the still sleeping beach. Only a few brave people came to taste the sweetness of the end of summer.

I take place on a sulky, a strange team, both basic, both comfortable. My body position is a little weird at first but I'll get used to it quickly. In just a few minutes, the horses begin to trot. In perfect symbiosis with the animal and the surrounding nature, we spin to Cape Cabourg contemplate the rising sun before retracing our steps in mad and furious freedom.

Immortalized in a photo by Benjamin, who stayed on the ground, each of us was able to enjoy differently, but just as intensely, this flamboyant sunrise, engraved in my heart and in my eyes!

Houlgate and the cliffs of the Vaches Noires

Just step over Cap Cabourg to find Houlgate, the twin resort of the Queen of the Côte Fleurie. That day, although the Roland Garros promenade was very popular, it only took us a 5 minute walk to the Black Cows cliffs to find the tranquility of Côte Fleurie. Other classified natural site incredible of which the territory can boast, the cliffs are a magnificent witness of the Jurassic era. Keep an eye out, at the foot of these ravines and vertiginous walls you might even come across a fossil. But what I particularly liked was watching the sunset from the Houlgate orientation table.

It was here that I literally fell in love with this Belle Époque resort and its entire territory, gazing down over the rooftops of the city where the Dives estuary. What a panorama that goes from surprise to surprise. 

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This day ended at the gourmet table Iodized Lands. An intimate, delicate and accessible address hidden on the heights of Houlga, perfect for a romantic dinner. In a subdued atmosphere, we sit down to eat. On the menu (which changes over the weeks, a guarantee for me of authenticity and creativity), unexpected and daring flavors imagined by chef Stéphane Deidda await us and highlight the local terroir.

Beuvron-en-Auge, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France

We thus leave the coast (not without regret) to reach the Augeronne valleys, bucolic territory where all the charm of the Normandy. On the Cider Route, we will stop in the only village of the Calvados labeled Most Beautiful Villages of France: Beuvron-en-Auge. The typical architecture of half-timbered houses is on display in this terrifically charming, photogenic and friendly hamlet. Evidenced by the local addresses where we would gladly spend hours.

Among our good addresses:

  • Le Manor of Sens : a real cocoon in the heart of a stud farm and close to the center of Beuvron-en-Auge. We love the decor that is both vintage and in tune with the times.
  • Antoine & Lucil to eat on the go or drink a coffee in a nice decorative universe (it must be said that the owners are themselves architects, everything here is naturally selected with taste).
  • La Piazza : Antoine, from the neighboring address, takes off and offers a different cuisine, this time in the colors of Italy.
  • La Colomb'Auge : creperie with local flavors that uses regional products.

This stay in the territory of Normandy Cabourg Pays d'Auge was an opportunity to discover all the facets of the destination, to become aware of all the diversity of its rich, varied and surprising landscapes but above all to take advantage of this famous art of live in Normandy.

Amelie & Benjamin.


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