Rendez-vous in Cabourg
When, in 1853, he discovered Cabourg and its beautiful sand dunes, Henri Durand-Morimbau chose to enhance them into something spectacular, calling them "Reine des Plages". Its original architectural plan, drawn by Paul Leroux, was fan-shaped.
Cabourg's reputation was thus acquired : that of a sea-resort attracting spa users and holiday makers alike. Marcel Proust fell in love with the town and resided at the Grand Hotel where he wrote his masterpiece "In Remembrance of the things past".
Cabourg is quite unique : it is a true marriage between the charm that a sea resort has to offer and the buzz associated with a bigger town. So indulge in Cabourg's architectural assets, at their best : its Belle Epoque villas and Anglo Norman mansions, its beautiful sandy beach that stretches endlessly, its colourful flower beds that were awarded the highest possible "4*" prize.
Not to be missed: the Sound and Light shows, the evening diner on the seafront Promenade, sand castle contests and fireworks displays.
Furthermore, a selection of appealing thematic routes, duly signposted, will allow you to tour around Cabourg and enjoy the rich Norman Heritage. Details are available from the Tourist Information Office.