Cabourg, located in Normandy, place of refuge of Marcel Proust, is the ideal place for a romantic stopover.
The Queen of the Côte Fleurie
Ideally located in the heart of Normandy, Cabourg was founded more than 1400 years ago in medieval times. Known for its sea bathing since 1855, the city has developed strongly over the centuries as evidenced by the many Belle Époque villas which are, today, an integral part of the panorama of the seaside resort. These neo-Norman constructions all have this little something that catches the eye and transports those who contemplate them to the Belle Époque of Marcel Proust in the blink of an eye. There is also a secretly guarded circuit… or almost, which takes visitors to meet the villas of Cabourg, including the Villa du Temps Retrouvé. Guided tours are also offered by the tourist office to learn more about the past of the Queen of the Côte Fleurie. A family destination par excellence, Cabourg was the first municipality in Calvados to be labeled Famille Plus. Since 2007, the city has continued to offer families a range of activities and entertainment.
Places not to be missed in Cabourg
Grand Hotel de Cabourg
Located in the center of the Promenade Marcel Proust, the Grand Hotel is not to be missed. From its imposing facade, it overlooks the beach. Inside, the sumptuous Belle Époque architecture of the hotel houses 71 rooms, including 3 suites which are spread over the entire building.
Marcel Proust Walk
With its 3.6 km of dyke, the Promenade Marcel Proust is the longest pedestrian promenade in Europe. It borders Cabourg beach and offers a splendid panorama over a large part of the Normandy coast, from the Côte de Nacre to Le Havre, via the Côte Fleurie.
Villa of Time Regained
In the heart of the city, this museum space, ingeniously composed of a digital mediation system, transports its visitors into the world of the Belle Époque. Free access or guided tour, the Villa du Temps Retrouvé offers a journey through the imagination of Marcel Proust and many other artists. It has a shop and a tea room opening onto a Belle Époque garden.
Backed by the Grand Hôtel, the Casino de Cabourg is one of the great institutions of our resort. Many of our visitors come here to play but also to take a closer look at one of the centerpieces of the building : the enclosure of the Italian Belle Époque theatre. The casino is also a place to relax with its terrace and its lounge bar, sea view.
Not far from the Casino Gardens is Nylic Square, the resort’s second small oasis of greenery. In summer, it is adorned with a thousand and one colors where butterflies, ladybugs and friendly bumblebees come to twirl there without shame or shame. The square has two accesses with benches and a book box.
Hotel les bains de Cabourg Thalazur Thalassotherapy & Spa
The only thalassotherapy center and Spa in Normandy Cabourg Pays d’Auge, the Hôtel des Bains de Cabourg is located along the Promenade Marcel Proust when you walk towards Ouistreham. In terms of treatments, the Thalazur thalasso offers a wide range of packages (from a few hours to a few days). Modeling, hydrojet, or heated sea baths, this already gives you some ideas for organizing a romantic weekend, eye to eye, for example.
Dunes of Cap Cabourg
Head east to leave the Promenade Marcel Proust and go for a short walk in the dunes of Cap Cabourg. Very popular with photographers, they offer a magnificent panorama over Houlgate, Dives-sur-Mer and its estuary.