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A visit to Cabourg

A walk in Cabourg in Normandy on the tracks of Marcel Proust.

All the seaside resorts follow each other along the Normandy coast (Etretat, Deauville, Ouistreham...). Each town has its own specificity, Cabourg is not as posh as Deauville, there are no luxury brand stores, it is also less popular and sporty than Ouistreham. To sum up, Cabourg is a lovely town in Normandy with a beautiful beach.

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Duration: 3 h.

La Promenade Marcel Proust

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La Promenade Marcel Proust
From the promenade you can admire the whole Normandy coast. In the distance you can see Deauville. The promenade is huge, it is more than 3 kilometers long.

The beach of Cabourg

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The beach of Cabourg
In 1853, the Parisian businessman Henri-Durand-Morimbau, the creator of the seaside resort of Cabourg, described the beach of Cabourg as the most beautiful beach in the world.

Umbrellas on the beach

Umbrellas on the beach

Casinos

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Casinos
Like almost every seaside resort in Normandy Cabourg has its casino. Beautiful terrace on the seafront.

The Grand Hotel

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The Grand Hotel
The history of the Grand Hotel is linked to that of Marcel Proust. The writer stayed at the Grand Hotel at the age of 10 to treat his asthma. Enthused by his stay, he returned to Cabourg as an adult and wrote his novel "A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs" in a room of the Grand Hotel. In his novels he never mentions the name of Cabourg, he invented a town called "Balbec" which looks a lot like Cabourg.

The Avenue of the Sea

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The Avenue of the Sea
This avenue is the main artery of Cabourg, the majority of the restaurants are located in this street.

Back to the center of Cabourg

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Back to the center of Cabourg
To return to the center you can follow the pedestrian path along the Dives.

La Dives

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La Dives
The walk goes along the Dives which is a river that flows into the English Channel.

The dune

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The dune
The walk continues with a very nice path in the middle of the dunes. This is the most beautiful part of the walk. At the end of the path you can see the Dives river which flows into the English Channel.

Back to the city

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Back to the city
We continue the way to return towards the center of Cabourg.

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