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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$210 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
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! (368 reviews)
"Everything was great"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2021

Mercure Cabourg Hôtel & Spa
Le Grand Hôtel Cabourg - MGallery
Le Grand Hôtel Cabourg - MGallery
5 out of 5
The price is AU$345 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
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! (336 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 AU$254 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
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! (647 reviews)
"We had a fabulous stay. Can't fault anything. Lovely peaceful location. When we arrived they didn't have our booking on the system but had our key in the back room. Not sure what happened there. Staff were lovely."

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2021

Hôtel & Spa Les bains de Cabourg by Thalazur
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.
Odalys Résidence Les Dunettes
Odalys Résidence Les Dunettes
3 out of 5
29, Boulevard des Belges, Cabourg
The price is AU$126 per night from 4 Dec. to 4 Dec.
Situated near the beach, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Promenade Marcel Proust, Cabourg Beach and Baie de la Seine. Cabourg Casino and Casino ...
3.8/5 Good! (31 reviews)
bien situé et bien équipé
"résidence bien située à 5 mn de tout (plage, centre ville). Appt au 1er étage, avec deux chambres et dans un angle, donc lumineux. bien équipé (lave vaisselle, bouilloire, cafetière, grille pain et micro ondes), literie confortable, linge de lit et de toilette fournis. Un emplacement parfait pour ..."

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2021

Odalys Résidence Les Dunettes
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
Cabourg 3 bedroom apartment near beach, casino and spa
Cabourg 3 bedroom apartment near beach, casino and spa
32 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, Cabourg, Normandy
This family-friendly Cabourg apartment building is located by the sea, within a 10-minute walk of Promenade Marcel Proust, Cabourg Beach and Baie de la Seine. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Un appartement très agréable
"Un appartement très agréable et très bien situé, équipé de tout le nécessaire en electro menager. Quelques petits points d'amélioration: produits de base comme sel et poivre à disposition. Songer à renouveler la literie, matelas et sommier qui sont un peu fatigués (lit et lits jumeaux) Sinon une ..."

Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2019

Cabourg 3 bedroom apartment near beach, casino and spa
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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