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Located close to the Pays d'Auge, between Cabourg and Deauville, Dives-sur-Mer is a charming port city of enivron 6000 inhabitants. Its history is linked to the saga of William the Conqueror, who gathered his fleet there before leaving for the conquest of England in 1066. The historic center of Dives-sur-Mer is a jewel of medieval architecture, a legacy of its past millennium : the halls of the 15th century, the manor of Bois- Hibout seventeenth, Notre Dame and its Romanesque part of the eleventh, the Village Art William the Conqueror in the late fifteenth...

At the beginning of the industrial era, proximity to the sea promotes the establishment of a large metallurgical plant, which will be the economic engine of the city for over a century. After its closure in 1986, the city turned again towards the sea, with the construction of the complex of Port William. Port William is an eminently tourist area with a tidal basin with a capacity of 600 seats, and an anchorage area of 300 rings sheltered by a dune. 1,200 homes are divided into vacation homes and cottages pleasantly arranged in a protected natural area. There are also shops and restaurants, the municipal library, and a sailing school.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.2865600 (N 49° 17’ 12”)
Longitude-0.1000240 (W 0° 6’ 0”)
Surface area6.46 km²
Population6069 inhabitants
Density939 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (32 km, 26 min)
Insee code14225
IntercommunalityCC de l'Estuaire de la Dives

Nearest cities & towns

Cabourg1.5 km (5 min)
Houlgate3 km (7 min)
Périers-en-Auge4.6 km (8 min)
Brucourt4.9 km (8 min)
Grangues5.9 km (9 min)
Auberville6.8 km (11 min)
Gonneville-sur-Mer7 km (11 min)
Varaville7.3 km (11 min)
Douville-en-Auge7.8 km (11 min)
Cricqueville-en-Auge7.9 km (13 min)
Merville-Franceville-Plage8.7 km (16 min)
Heuland8.8 km (11 min)
Petiville9.1 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Introduction to flying a plane
Sports sensations160 € to 600 € Le Havre (31 km)
Introduction to flying a helicopter
Sports sensations230 € to 460 € Le Havre (31 km)
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beaches
Sports sensations55 € to 210 € Asnelles (36 km)
Canoe-kayak at the heart of Swiss Normandy
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Thury-Harcourt (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (28 km)
Saracens Path
HikeEasy3h00Condé-sur-Risle (52 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals