Cabourg

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This seaside village charms with its scenic beaches, thriving cultural scene and elegant Belle Époque atmosphere.

Famous for its 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) fine-sand beach and its romantic Belle Époque ambiance, the enchanting town of Cabourg is an irresistible seaside destination. Enjoy plenty of outdoor activities, cultural opportunities, the Grand Hotel and a lavish casino.

Check out Cabourg’s historic Grand Hotel, made famous in Marcel Proust’s novel Remembrance of Things Past (À la recherche du temps perdu). Order a meal in the grand dining room where Proust would have eaten breakfast and look out over scenic views of the English Channel. Next door is Cabourg’s Le Grand Casino, a local landmark known for its early 20th-century architecture and furnishings. Drink champagne in the lounge bar overlooking the sea, attend musical evenings and try your luck at blackjack.

Head down to Cabourg Beach, where you can rent umbrellas, sun lounges and deckchairs so you can relax in comfort. If you are feeling active, try windsurfing, speed sailing or canoeing. Away from the beach, Cabourg offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Take the kids for a game of miniature golf, try go-karting at Circuit de Cabourg or go for buggy rides. You can also rent bikes and cycle along the beachfront promenade or stop by the Hippodrome de Cabourg (the Cabourg Racecourse) and watch some of France’s top horses compete in the famous night races.

Don’t miss out on Cabourg’s cultural side. Visit the Pavillon Charles Bertrand, an exhibition center where you can admire work by local artists. The town is home to a thriving community of artists and there are many other private galleries and studios too. Plan your visit for June to coincide with the annual Cabourg Film Festival, which has been running since 1983. The festival attracts some of French cinema’s biggest stars.

Cabourg is in Calvados in Lower Normandy. Fly into Caen Carpiquet Airport, which is just a 35-minute drive from Cabourg. Cabourg is also a 30-minute drive from the port at Ouistreham, where you can catch daily ferries to Portsmouth in England. The town is easily accessible by train, with regular connecting services from Paris on the weekends and during summer.

Mercure Cabourg Hôtel & Spa
Mercure Cabourg Hôtel & Spa
4 out of 5
Avenue Michel d'Ornano, Cabourg, Calvados
The price is £108 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Located in the heart of Cabourg, this golf hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cabourg Public Golf and Hippodrome Cabourg. Cabourg Casino and Casino Gardens ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (377 reviews)
Very nice hotel
"Very nice stay at Mercure Cabourg. Located right on the edge of the town. Hotel was very clean, smart and staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was to die for, amazing selection of what to have and all was brilliant, which is what you certainly expect in a French hotel. Had a swim in the ..."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2021

Mercure Cabourg Hôtel & Spa
Le Grand Hôtel Cabourg - MGallery
Le Grand Hôtel Cabourg - MGallery
5 out of 5
The price is £202 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Located in Cabourg, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Cabourg Casino, Cabourg Beach and Casino Gardens. Cabourg Mini Golf and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (342 reviews)
he dream in Cabourg
"Just perfect right on the beach , great service beautiful hotel the dream. Must go if you are in Cabourg"

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2020

Le Grand Hôtel Cabourg - MGallery
Hôtel & Spa Les bains de Cabourg by Thalazur
Hôtel & Spa Les bains de Cabourg by Thalazur
4 out of 5
The price is £144 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
With direct access to the beach, this Cabourg hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Baie de la Seine, Cabourg Beach and Promenade Marcel Proust. Cabourg-Le Home ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (653 reviews)
"Everything excellent except the breakfast is very over-priced ."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

Hôtel & Spa Les bains de Cabourg by Thalazur
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Chalet Residence California Park
Chalet Residence California Park
204 Avenue Texas, California Park, Cabourg, Normandy
The price is £174 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
This family-friendly Cabourg holiday home is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Hippodrome Cabourg, Cabourg Beach and Baie de la Seine. Cabourg-Le Home ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (8 reviews)
A refaire!
"Très bon moment passé dans cet endroit!! Dommage de pas pourvoir arriver un peu plus tôt et partir plus tard, c’est vraiment t trop court (même pas 24h)!"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

Chalet Residence California Park
Résidence Lagrange Vacances Cabourg
Résidence Lagrange Vacances Cabourg
Avenue Durand Morimbau, Cabourg
Situated near the beach, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Cabourg Beach, Promenade Marcel Proust and Baie de la Seine. Cabourg Mini Golf and Casino ...
Résidence Lagrange Vacances Cabourg
Studio waterfront Cabourg, garden view
Studio waterfront Cabourg, garden view
11 Avenue du Commandant Touchard, Cabourg, Normandy
Located in the heart of Cabourg, this apartment building is steps away from Cabourg Beach, Promenade Marcel Proust and Cabourg Mini Golf. Baie de la Seine and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Très bon studio
"Accueil chaleureux de Jérôme; studio conforme au descriptif; rien ne manque pour un couple comme nous; proche du centre ville de la plage ; un bon point la literie on a dormi comme des loirs; ensemble de la copropriété propre et une gardienne au top; studio bien exposé et appréciable quand il y a ..."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2022

Studio waterfront Cabourg, garden view
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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