Explore la Côte Fleurie and our spectacular region : Normandy !
Houlgate is located in Normandy on La Côte Fleurie, and just a 2 hour drive from Paris. It can also be reached by train, with the station in the town centre. The resort naturally lends itself as a family destination, offering fun and relaxation by the sea or in the countryside.
The charm, tranquility and quality of life of Houlgate make it a friendly and family seaside resort on a human scale.
Its seaside heritage shines on the resort thanks to its 300 preserved villas, the two former grand hotels and the casino. Its incomparable architectural richness is highlighted in the visits.
To satisfy the whole family: the tourist office is open all year, casino, cinema, library, beach services, children’s clubs, 18-hole golf course, tennis, horse riding, climbing, miniature golf, climbing wall, hiking, kite -surfing, sailing, and other nautical activities … all waiting you!
CITIES TO VISIT
Who does not know Cabourg or Deauville ? The Floral coast of Calvados, as far as Honfleur, combines an invigorating seaside, refined architecture and a taste for luxury that has long charmed outdoor enthusiasts and romantic lovers alike.
Trouville, Deauville, Honfleur, the D-Day landing beaches, Bayeux cathedral, Lisieux basilica, the American cemetery, Le Mémorial de Caen museum, Mont Saint-Michel, the cliffs at Étretat, The Cider Route, La Suisse Normande, Le Mémorial de Pégasus, Le chateau Guillaume le Conquérant, Center Juno Beach, Arromanche, Cherboug, etc…
Discover the whole history of Normandy through its renowned towns and explore its many cultural facets!
LANDING BEACHES AND MEMORIALS
Normandy played a big role in the unfolding of the Second World War. It served the Allied countries as a logistics base. This region was besieged by the Germans and experienced one of the greatest battles of the war. The event that was a big turning point in World War II was the Normandy landings .
To dispossess the Germans of strategic Normandy territory, the allies had to confront the Nazi army. When they arrived on the coasts of Calvados and the English Channel on June 6, 1944 , the allies surrounded the Nazi fortresses. Thanks to Operation Overlord, the allies who regained the beaches of Normandy were able to hold out against Adolf Hitler’s greater Germany. This battle, which marked the beginning of Germany’s withdrawal from Normandy, lasted for nearly three months of fighting.
Those months were full days of massive destruction with aerial bombardments. This period marked the spirits with the death of 20,000 people and the destruction of many villages. In history, the Normandy landings remain the largest airborne battle. This historical fact attracts many tourists who come to Normandy to visit the landing beaches . June 6, 1944, when the allies surprised the Germans, was called d-day. The D-Day , a national and tourist anniversary.
THE ESSENTIAL SITES OF NORMANDY
From Mont Saint-Michel to Houlgate, from Houlgate to the cliffs of Étretat, discover or rediscover the landscapes, heritage, traditions and characteristics of the magnificent Normandy region.
Discover the whole history of Normandy and its many historical facets and its many cultural facets.