The lively, festive, elegant, charming resort of Cabourg goes out of its way to offer a wide choice of things to do. Relax at the thalassotherapy centre. Go horse riding along the beach with local stables. Walk around the flower-bedecked town and visit its splendid parks and gardens including the Promenade Marcel Proust along the sea front, the Jardins Belle Epoque opposite the Grand Hotel, the Casino de Cabourg and the Parc Aquilon.
During your stay in Cabourg, spend a day at the races to watch the harness racing and maybe place a bet. The racecourse is nicknamed « Little Vincennes » and is the venue for many of the best-known horses and riders from the sport.
Gourmet food lovers are not forgotten with shops selling fine foods, home-made ice cream, hand-made biscuits, tea and hand-made chocolates. Go shopping at the market in Cabourg for delicious local produce, fish and seafood or enjoy a meal at one of the many local gourmet restaurants.
The area around Cabourg at the heart of Normandy, between the Côte Fleurie and Pays d’Auge, has some delightful places to visit. The Côte Fleurie runs from Cabourg to Honfleur, via Deauville, Trouville, Houlgate and Blonville-sur-Mer with some lovely walks along the Vaches Noires cliffs between Houlgate and Villers-sur-Mer.
Leave the coast and travel inland to the Pays d’Auge, land of horses and apples ! Stroll around typical villages like Beuvron en Auge, an artists’ village with quality arts and crafts and excellent traditional little restaurants. Spend a day travelling along the Route du Cidre and discover picturesque villages with half-timbered houses like Blangy le Château, Saint Hymer, Beaumont en Auge and Cambremer. Taste some delicious local cider accompanied by a morsel of tasty Livarot or Pont l’Evêque cheese - you’re sure to love it !
What I like about Cabourg … Claire, owner of La Trigale gite at La Roque-Baignard
« At the end of the day I love to enjoy a lovely, home-made ice cream on the sea front in front of the Casino while watching the horses training on the beach. I stay until the sun sets when, if the tide is out, the beach is flooded with a myriad of colours.»
How to get to Cabourg
BY AIR : Deauville-Normandie airport at Saint Gatien des Bois. Shuttle bus or taxi to Cabourg.
BY RAIL : to Trouville-Deauville station, 2½ hours from Paris. Shuttle bus or taxi to Cabourg (30 minutes).
BY ROAD : Cabourg is 220 kilometres from the centre of Paris. From A13, take exit for Cabourg then follow D400 to Cabourg.