Self catering holidays
The Dives-sur-Mer market takes place every Saturday morning in a place full of charm: Les Halles. This covered market dates back to the start of the 15thth century.
Under the wooden frames, the traders come to show you the produce of the region of Calvados. The covered market also welcomes numerous other events during the summer season, like festivals and exhibitions.
Les halles de Dives-sur-Mer are part of the economic and historical heart of the town.
Do you feel like sitting down and having a good time? Don't hesitate to push open the door to the Cinéma le Drakkar. It shows films, cartoons and documentaries in French.
And for fans of original versions, a selection of films in the original language with French subtitles is on offer for you each week. If you want, you can book your seat online.
Built in 1887 and 3.6 kilometres long, the Promenade Marcel Proust extends along the beach of Cabourg, often nicknamed the romantics' beach". It is one of the longest pedestrian promenades in Europe.
Admire the view of the Norman coast, as well as the pretty villas by the sea. Stroll at your pace and take in the fresh sea air. At your feet is the queen of beaches, in this renowned seaside resort, made popular in the Belle Epoque.
The La Villersoise company lets you rent bikes (electric or regular) to discover the region of Calvados and Deauville. There is equipment for all ages. If there are several of you, you can also opt to rent tandems or even quadriplettes, as well as karts and sulkies.
La Villersoise also organises guided walks and also runs events: marriages, parties, seminars, etc.
A bike sale service is also available.
Like Gold Beach, Sword Beach was one of the Normandy landing beaches taken by the British as part of the important day which ended World War II.
British troops of the 3rd Infantry Division landed first on Sword Beach, which extends between Lion sur Mer to the west and Ouistreham to the east. The British allied landings were limited to a 2km stretch, between Hermanville sur Mer and Colleville-sur-Orne, divided into two sectors: Queen White and Queen Red.
On the evening of June 6th, 1944, the 3rd Division disembarked 2,8845 men and 2,603 vehicles. 630 men were killed or wounded in action.