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Le grand hôtel de Cabourg

The popular town of Cabourg is popular among tourists for its casino, its promenade, its shopping street, its villas, its festival ...

The buildings of the casino and the Grand Hotel is one of the most consistent beach sets and best preserved of the Belle Epoque. They forget only a few rows of homes incongruous dike edge... 
Cabourg, like other towns, has many beautiful homes. Thus, of the major arteries of the city or in the adjacent streets, one can see beautiful villas, often secondary. 
The first casino of Cabourg is built in 1854. The imposing building is the beginning of a long series of architectural projects, including the variety of materials and styles makes the uniqueness and richness. Thus majestic villas were built from 1856. Nearly 150 houses will be built between 1862 and 1875. The Grand Hotel was built in 1861. It offers a monumental aspect, with its 150 rooms. Then a new Casino, stone this time, was built in 1867. It underwent significant changes between 1896 to 1927. 
Cabourg also owes its success to the dam, which was built in 1887 to defend against storms. First long 1800 meters, Marcel Proust promenade is now the largest in Europe along with 3,6km. It connects the Hôme Varaville Dives on sea.

Romantic Film Festival in Cabourg

estivales de l'hippodrome de Cabourg 2016

The Cabourg Film Festival takes place in Cabourg in June. The festival was created by Gonzague Saint-Bris in 1983. The trophy awarded to the winner is named the Golden Swann, referring to Marcel Proust. 
In the section of the Romantic days, a jury of film world personalities awarded the "Grand Prix of the Cabourg Film Festival" for a unique feature. A jury of the Region of students awarded the "Youth of prices." A jury of film professionals and film lovers, awards prizes for short films

Romantic Film Festival in Cabourg

le festival du film romantique de Cabourg

The Cabourg Film Festival takes place in Cabourg in June. The festival was created by Gonzague Saint-Bris in 1983. The trophy awarded to the winner is named the Golden Swann, referring to Marcel Proust. 
In the section of the Romantic days, a jury of film world personalities awarded the "Grand Prix of the Cabourg Film Festival" for a unique feature. A jury of the Region of students awarded the "Youth of prices." A jury of film professionals and film lovers, awards prizes for short films

Sports and entertainment in Cabourg

Cabourg, les activités sportives
  • Horses racecourse 
  • minigolf 
  • Golf (Cabourg-Le Home) 
  • A sailing club 
  • A yachting club 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Go-karting

Cabourg-Balbec and Proust

Marcel Proust, Cabourg lieu d'inspiration

Cabourg- Balbec, healing earth but also of inspiration for Marcel Proust who left there forever etched its mark. 
It is his severe asthma that led him first to Cabourg. It then spent every summer from 1907 to 1914. The author lodge at the Grand Hotel in a small room with electricity, central heating and soundproofing. 
The Grand Hotel fascinates. He wrote "in the shadow of blossoming girls", where he describes Cabourg as the Balbec.

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