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TownDives-sur-MerCabourg at 1.5 km (5 min)
Insee code14225Houlgate at 3 km (7 min)
Postcode14160Périers-en-Auge at 4.6 km (8 min)
Latitude49.2865600Brucourt at 4.9 km (8 min)
Longitude-0.1000240Grangues at 5.9 km (9 min)
AltitudeFrom 0 to 135 metersAuberville at 6.8 km (11 min)
Surface6.46 km²Gonneville-sur-Mer at 7 km (11 min)
Population6113 inhabitantsVaraville at 7.3 km (11 min)
Density946 inhabitants/km²Douville-en-Auge at 7.8 km (11 min)
National labelCricqueville-en-Auge at 7.9 km (13 min)
Chief townCaen (at 32 km, 26 min)Merville-Franceville-Plage at 8.7 km (16 min)
DepartmentCalvadosHeuland at 8.8 km (11 min)
RegionLower NormandySearch another town


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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.


  • The halls of the early 15th century, home to local producers at the market every Saturday morning. Their impressive structure is supported by 66 pillars of oak, resting on stone dice. Coats of arms of noble families who participated in the conquest of England with William the Conqueror have been installed on the pillars.
  • The manor of Bois- Hibout : 17th century built of Caen, which belonged to a former valet ennobled by Louis XIV. In the nineteenth century, the mansion was home to a police station.
  • The church of Notre -Dame : the oldest surviving parts date from the 11th century. The church has seen major steps in rebuilding in the fourteenth to sixteenth in the flamboyant Gothic styles. Beautiful stained glass windows tell the story of the founding of the church, Christ tied to Saint Saviour. In 1862 Arcisse de Caumont, historian and archaeologist, is installed above the entrance to the church gate, a list of the companions of William the Conqueror.
  • The Village Art William the Conqueror, a post of the late 15th century, built an inn at the end of the nineteenth century. The courtyards are in Norman style timber-framed, with exterior corridors serving the protected rooms upstairs. The owner of the inn made ​​during adorn statues, vases and stone busts and carvings. We can also admire the bas-reliefs inspired capitals Abbey Boscherville near Rouen. The Tourist Office, located in the art village, contains a fresco of the Bayeux Tapestry, and beautiful stained glass windows of the 14th century, the Angels Musicians.
  • La Maison Bleue Da Costa: amazing garden created between 1957 and 1984 by Euclides Da Costa Ferreira worker of Portuguese origin. There are picturesque art brut buildings (chapels, frescoes mosaics).
  • The Tourist Office offers tours to discover the heritage of the city. Guided tours of the historic center throughout the year for groups, and in July / August for individuals. Pots Home holidaymakers in July and August. Nature outings. Tel. : +33 2 31 91 24 66.
  • Boat trips :
  • Bac Dives : 3 options Guided walks in the estuary of the River Dives from Port William. Tel. : +33 2 31 24 48 00.
  • The CAPAC ( association that coordinates and maintains a fleet of traditional sailing boats ) offers outputs from June to September. Tel. : +33 2 31 91 43 14.
  • Fishing at sea. Tel. : +33 2 31 91 49 88 or +33 6 21 09 88 11.
  • Rental can motorboats. Tel. : +33 6 38 39 45 28 or +33 6 21 36 99 25.
  • Sailing School : open all year for individuals, schools and groups. Hire catamarans, windsurfers, stand -up paddle, kayak sea. Tel. : +33 2 31 91 43 14.
  • Cinéma Le Drakkar label Arthouse Young Audiences. Tel. : +33 9 77 73 54 21.
  • Media Jacques Prévert : organization of exhibitions and conferences. Workstations connected to the Internet, work room with free WiFi. Tel. : +33 2 31 24 29 27.
  • Laser Quest : multi-level maze of 500m.
  • Possible rent scooters and bicycles.
  • Hiking in July / August : Cap Rando Association : Tel. : +33 6 85 05 30 06.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Dives-Port-Guillaume
Leisure centresMarina Guillaume


  • Markets:
  • Traditional market throughout the year on Saturday morning downtown, and on Monday morning during the summer in Port William.
  • Fish Market every morning on the fishing port.
  • Antiques fair once a month.
  • Easter holidays " do the little cinemas Spring " children special programming cinema Drakkar (workshops, film snacks ).
  • The Masquerade at Pentecost : Venetian costume parades, craft fair, musical entertainment, for two days.
  • In summer :
  • Recurrence, festival puppets and animated shapes (July).
  • Guinguette along the Dives.
  • Day of the Sea.
  • Beer Festival.
  • Mackerel Festival.
  • Medieval festivals.
  • Art Festival today.
  • September: Heritage Days.
  • October:
  • Festival of Animated Film : Drakkar'Toon, cinema Drakkar.
  • National Day of neighborhood shops.
  • November:
  • Beaujolais Day
  • December:
  • Christmas market.
  • " The little winter cinemas " cinema Drakkar.


  • Cliffs of Black Cows Houlgate in Villers- sur-Mer.
  • The Museum Paléospace.
  • Marais Blonville.
  • House of Nature Salennelles, and the bird sanctuary of the Orne estuary.
  • Route cider.
  • Beaches of the Côte Fleurie and seaside villas.
  • Museums and beaches.
  • Castles : Crévecoeur -en- Auge, Saint Germain -de- Livet, Canon, Vendeuvre...


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Saturday 31 January
Min. 4°C - Max. 6°C
Sunday 1 February
Min. 3°C - Max. 5°C


French cuisine restaurantGuillaume Le Conquérant  
At the heart of the beautiful Côte Fleurie Restaurant Le Guillaume Le Conquérant opens its doors. Address known by all lovers of good food in the area you will find a gourmet kitchen...
Located in Dives-sur-Mer51 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantChez le Bougnat  
Transformed into old hardware friendly bistro, walls covered with old posters and amazing bric-a-brac, antiques and as a background, a card is offered depending on market day.
Located in Dives-sur-Mer23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Baligan  
Located in the center of Cabourg, Le Baligan welcomes you for a romantic sea in a friendly atmosphere. You can enjoy preparing tasty dishes from the sea in your eyes. Le Baligan you...
Located 1.1 km from Dives-sur-Mer28 € per person 

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Manor house with 3 bedroomsL'Angelerie ****b&b deauville    
Deauville organic b&b l'Angelerie**** - Golden b&b france. Luxury in natural simplicity. Romantic getaway for lovers of nature. Norman property on 1ha of grassland overlooking the horses....
Located 12.6 km from Dives-sur-Mer125 € the double room 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsLa Grimodière    
Bed and Breakfast (upstairs) with independent entrance. The quiet of the countryside between Caen and the sea. Indoor heated pool. Gym. Host tables on reservation. Internet wifi. Ready...
Located 13.3 km from Dives-sur-Mer69 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsMaison Normande ancienne     NEW
Old house in a wooded Norman Countryman environment where you will find peace and comfort.
Located 14 km from Dives-sur-MerFrom 55 € to 63 € the double room 

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Mobile-Home for 6 personsMobil home Houlgate 6 personnes
Between Deauville and Cabourg. Willerby Granada __Mobilhomme 26,28m² capacity 6 beds, heating. Terrace with awning. Micro wave, 4 burner stove, fridge, freezer, TV. 1 bedroom with double...
Located 4.5 km from Dives-sur-MerFrom 610 € to 720 € per week 
House for 5 personsLongère Auberville  
Authentic Norman farmhouse with exposed beams, beams, floor tiles, a wood burning stove, a beautiful garden, the farmhouse is situated in Auberville, a small town on the heights of...
Located 5.2 km from Dives-sur-MerFrom 350 € to 680 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsLes altheas locations de vacances  
Vacation to altheas, small private 150 m from the city center of Villers-sur-Mer and the beach composed of all 6 units designed to accommodate 4 persons residence, around a beautiful...
Located 8.1 km from Dives-sur-MerFrom 290 € to 450 € per week 

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137 places over 7 haVillage Club    
Located between Deauville and Cabourg and only 2 km from the beach of Villers sur Mer, our camping Village Club **** offers the rental of mobile homes and chalets equipped to night,...
Located 9.4 km from Dives-sur-Mer 
277 places over 7 haCamping les hautes coutures    
Camping located in the heart of the landing sites (beaches, museums, cemeteries), 10 km from Caen and 2.5 km from the sea and the beach and with direct access to the Caen Canal. Family...
Located 13.6 km from Dives-sur-Mer24 € per day 
220 places over 4,5 haLa capricieuse    
Family camp located 50 meters from the sea and close to shops. Pitches for tents, caravans and camper. Chalets and mobile homes. Camping labeled 'Quality Camping'
Located 19 km from Dives-sur-MerFrom 14.24 € to 17.55 € per day 

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Residence Pierre & Vacances Port Guillaume - Hotel in Dives-sur-MerResidence Pierre & Vacances Port Guillaume     
Set in the marina, Residence Pierre & Vacances Port Guillaume features free access to an indoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor swimming pool. The residence also offers free outdoor...
Located in Dives-sur-MerRoom from 42 €
La Closerie Côté Port - Hotel in Dives-sur-MerLa Closerie Côté Port    
La Closerie Côté Port is a collection of four buildings of Norman architecture situated near the marina and the beach and within walking distance from downtown. Free WiFi access is...
Located 810 m from Dives-sur-MerRoom from 89 €
Le Rally - Hotel in Dives-sur-MerLe Rally    
Set in the centre of Cabourg, this hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the beach. You can use the property’s free Wi-Fi or ask about the surrounding area at the tourist office, just...
Located 1 km from Dives-sur-MerRoom from 49 €

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