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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Houlgate - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

A remarkable architectural heritage:

The sumptuous Belle Époque villas are beautifully preserved. Their number and diversity constitute a rich and original. It reflects the architectural eclecticism that prevailed around 1900. Townhouses, cottages, villas, mansions, castles, to borrow large architectural Gothic, Renaissance or classical, they adapt freely.

The beach, a relaxing, walking and recreation:

The beach is family, every age has its pleasure, its rhythms, its attractions: beach volleyball, windsurfing, kite-surfing, water skiing, towed buoys, catamarans, sea kayaking, beach club, beach services, swimming school, initiation diving, water aerobics, kite flying, horseback riding. At low tide, it extends to the foot of the cliffs of "black cows" which is a remarkable fossil site.

Cultural, sporting and festive:

The variety of entertainment and leisure illustrates the dynamism of the resort. The gaming tables and slot machines casino, the European Film Festival in the fall, spring wind full Houlgate for lovers of sports and wind and FestiJazz end of August. Not to mention its 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, clubs, riding, climbing wall ...

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude49.3009130 (N 49° 18’ 3”)
Longitude-0.0751260 (W 0° 4’ 30”)
Surface area4.69 km²
Population2094 inhabitants
Density446 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (35 km, 32 min)
Insee code14338
IntercommunalityCC de l'Estuaire de la Dives
RegionLower Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Dives-sur-Mer3 km (7 min)
Gonneville-sur-Mer3.9 km (7 min)
Auberville4 km (5 min)
Cabourg4.4 km (10 min)
Heuland6.6 km (9 min)
Grangues6.7 km (11 min)
Saint-Vaast-en-Auge6.7 km (9 min)
Villers-sur-Mer7 km (10 min)
Douville-en-Auge7.4 km (13 min)
Brucourt7.7 km (13 min)
Périers-en-Auge7.8 km (12 min)
Angerville9.3 km (16 min)
Branville9.5 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


Villas on the promenade Rolland Garros (© Houlgate OT)
Villas on the promenade Rolland Garros (© Houlgate OT)
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View sea dike walk
View sea dike walk
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Full Wind Festival
Full Wind Festival
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Festival of streets
Festival of streets
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Introduction to flying a plane
Sports sensations160 € to 600 € Le Havre (28 km)
Introduction to flying a helicopter
Sports sensations230 € to 460 € Le Havre (28 km)
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beaches
Sports sensations55 € to 210 € Asnelles (37 km)
Canoeing in the heart of the Suisse Normande
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Thury-Harcourt (46 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (26 km)
Saracens Path
HikeEasy3h00Condé-sur-Risle (50 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals