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Cabourg - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

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Open air museum, Cabourg retains the charm of the Belle Epoque with its unique plan Greco-Roman theater, its prestigious architecture, gardens and one of the longest pedestrian promenades in Europe, overlooking the sea for nearly four km.

Located two hours from Paris, offers the unique Cabourg to enjoy the benefits of the sea, while being seduced by the sweetness of life.

By 1825 many spa guests flock to the coast of Normandy to take sea baths to treat all sorts of ailments. At that time, Cabourg is a small village inhabited by farmers and fishermen. In 1854 the hamlet is transformed into a seaside resort with a visionary businessman in Paris, Henri Durand-Morimbau. It is for an architect Caen, Paul Leroux, a plot to carry the city in the form of Greco-Roman theater. The station was inaugurated August 15, 1855. To accommodate spa visitors and vacationers, the Société des Bains de Mer, founded by Henri Durand-Morimbau, built the Hotel de la Plage in 1862 located between the Casino and bathing establishments sea cities grow and are inhabited by great figures such as Edouard Thierry, director of the French Comedy or Louis Huart, director of the Charivari. Intrigued by an article in Le Figaro touting the merits of the Grand Hotel, Marcel Proust decided to stay there in 1907. He falls in love with the station and chose to reside there regularly until 1914. Marcel Proust was inspired by Cabourg, which belongs to the fiction novel In Search of Lost Time as the Balbec. At any time, many personalities have visited Cabourg. In 50 years, on stage at the Casino occurred Edith Piaf, Dalida, Gilbert Becaud, or Yves Montand. Today Cabourg continues to welcome celebrities like Sandrine Bonnaire, Sophie Marceau, Christophe Lambert at the Film Festival.

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Cabourg Film Festival
The romantic film now has its own festival!From 12 to 16 june 2019


Cabourg Casino (© Patrice Le Bris)
Cabourg Casino (© Patrice Le Bris)
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dramatized nocturnal visits (Cabourg © OT)
dramatized nocturnal visits (Cabourg © OT)
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Street Concert in Cabourg
Street Concert in Cabourg
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