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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Houlgate
Insee code14338
AltitudeFrom 0 to 124 meters
Surface4.69 km²
Population2147 inhabitants
Density457 inhabitants/km²


National labelsDives-sur-Mer at 2.4 km
Chief townCaen (at 35 km, 32 min)Gonneville-sur-Mer at 3.3 km
DepartmentCalvadosCabourg at 3.3 km
RegionLower NormandySearch another town


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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 ...


  • For your leisure holiday or weekend, Houlgate offers:
  • Range: rentals - swimming school - beach club, water aerobics.
  • Boating: east of the Casino (catamarans, sea kayaks, towed buoys, water skiing).
  • Kitesurf School west of the beach.
  • Casino slot machines, blackjack, panoramic restaurant, lounge, terrace facing the sea, shows.
  • Theater (256 seats comfort - 3D digital projection).
  • Mini-golf: opposite the Casino.
  • Tennis: Municipal indoor tennis courts, outdoor tennis, sporting club ...
  • Golf 18 holes.
  • Spa.
  • Equestrian (riding, countryside, sea): riding, shetland club.
  • Climbing wall behind the Tourist Office.
  • Accompanied (in July and August):
  • Houlgate, villas and gardens (Mondays at 10:30).
  • Houlgate and artists (Tuesdays at 10:30).
  • At the time of the Belle Epoque (Wednesdays at 10:30).
  • Duration: 1:30 - Departure: before the Office of Tourism.
  • Visit fee (free for children under 12 years).
  • Walks "type": In the cliffs of black cows. Go along the highway and back by the beach. Attention for this circuit available at the Tourist Office expect the tide.
  • Hiking: Outputs free guided walks organized in July-August.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Houlgate
Information pointsTourist Office of Houlgate
Leisure centresBeach Armengaud,   Casino of Houlgate
Natural sitesHeadland of Houlgate


  • Traditional street market: on Thursday.
  • Houlgate Plein Vent: April-May This festival celebrates winter sports and wind.
  • Music Festival: in June.
  • Numerous competitions in beach season.
  • Festival of streets on the third Saturday of July.
  • Summer Musical: classical music concerts in July and August at Saint-Aubin.
  • Meetings Summer Reading Festival Theatre and shows, dinner shows, readings, literary meetings, training ... in July and August.
  • Kiosqueries Summer: free concerts in July and August at the Bandstand.
  • Concert of the beach the first Friday in August: Tribute show (Beatles, Abba, Supertramp, Queen) in partnership with Radio Nostalgie.
  • Fireworks in July and August.
  • Festijazz: Jazz Festival in late August in the city and evening concerts on the beach opposite the Casino.
  • European Film Festival in October.


  • At the Chateau du Breuil Breuil-en-Auge.
  • Educational Farm at Douville-en-Auge.
  • Riding to Grangues, Branville and Cabourg.
  • Sailing School in Dives-sur-Mer.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Panoramic little train rideCulture and educationFrom 4 € to 6 €Deauville (12.4 km)
Maiden two-seat parachute jumpSports sensations286 €Octeville-sur-Mer (28 km)

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Villas on the promenade Rolland Garros (© Houlgate OT)Villas on the promenade Rolland Garros (© Houlgate OT)
View sea dike walkView sea dike walk
Full Wind FestivalFull Wind Festival
Festival of streetsFestival of streets


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Tuesday 22 July
Min. 16°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 23 July
Min. 17°C - Max. 25°C
Thursday 24 July
Min. 18°C - Max. 26°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 2.3 km from Houlgate51 € 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 2.3 km from Houlgate23 € 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 3 km from Houlgate28 € 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 10.3 km from Houlgate125 € the double room 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsLa Grimodière    
New: Opening in April 2014 guest rooms with separate entrance.. The quiet of the countryside between Caen and the sea covered heated pool. Meals. Internet wifi. Ready cot. Children...
Located 15.6 km from Houlgate67 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsAncienne Ferme villeroy    
At 7 km from Caen and 10 km from the sea, 3 lovely rooms(TV, Wi-FI, ...)... In a very old farm, a historic place from the battle of Normandy (goodwood)... Free acces to a private museum...
Located 18.2 km from HoulgateFrom 55 € to 65 € 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 2.2 km from HoulgateFrom 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 3 km from HoulgateFrom 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 5.8 km from HoulgateFrom 290 € to 450 € per week 

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83 places over 3 haCamping les ammonites    
Situated on the cliffs of black cows with sea view between Deauville and Cabourg.
Located 2.7 km from Houlgate 
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 7.2 km from Houlgate 
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 15.8 km from Houlgate24 € per day 

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Pierre & Vacances Premium Residence & Spa Houlgate - Hotel in HoulgatePierre & Vacances Premium Residence & Spa Houlgate     
Located on the Butte de Caumont hilltop with panoramic views of Houlgate, this residence is just a 15-minute walk from the beach and town centre. It offers a seasonal swimming pool...
Located in HoulgateRoom from 88 €
Hostellerie Normande - Hotel in HoulgateHostellerie Normande     
This hotel is located in the heart of Houlgate, just 200 metres from a large, sandy beach. It offers bicycle rental, a sauna and is just 220 metres from Houlgate Casino. The Hostellerie...
Located in HoulgateRoom from 55 €
Villa Les Bains - Hotel in HoulgateVilla Les Bains     
Villa Les Bains is located in the seaside resort of Houlgate, on the Cote Fleurie in Normandy. It features a terrace, a play area for children and a bar. All of the rooms have a minibar,...
Located in HoulgateRoom from 98 €

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Hôtel les Bains de Cabourg - Thalazur
Located in Cabourg, Hôtel les bains de Cabourg - Thalazur is set opposite the sea and offers an on-site thalassotherapy centre. You will have free access...
Hôtel les Bains de Cabourg - Thalazur
Located in Cabourg, Hôtel les bains de Cabourg - Thalazur is set opposite the sea and offers an on-site thalassotherapy centre....
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