Self catering holidays
The Cinéma du Casino in Houlgate offers at least five films per week. Whether it is national releases and previews, mainstream cinema, young audiences or arthouse cinema, there is something for everyone.
It is also possible to hire the room and to host shows.
The European film festival of Houlgate, which takes place every year in autumn, is, in part, hosted by the Cinéma du Casino.
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.
Located in Calvados, on the Normandy coast, the Cabourg Hippodrome is exclusively devoted to trotting. It is managed by Cheval Français, a major racetrack operator (Paris, Enghien, Caen, Vichy, Rambouillet, Vincennes).
In Cabourg, the race track extends over a 30 hectare area with a track of 1,200 metres in circumference. During the season, the race track
organises nocturnal races (Tuesday and Friday nights), and plenty of entertainment for horse enthusiasts.
In Normandy, the Falaises des Vaches Noires cliffs is a remarkable site located on the coast of the English Channel and extending as far as Houlgate, Gonneville-sur-Mer, Auberville and Villers-sur-Mer.
The Vaches Noires are made up of clay, marl and limestone.
Today, the Vaches Noires is a listed site by the Ministry for the Environment. During school holidays, the Houlgate Geo-Paleo-Archaeologist Association features discovery tours depending on the tides.