• Nearest Beach: 1km

  • Nearest Town: Houlgate 1km

  • Nearby Towns:

    • Cabourg: 6km
    • Deauville/Trouville: 14km
    • Pont L'Eveque: 24km
    • Luc Sur Mer: 32km
    • Honfleur: 37km
    • Bayeux: 63km


The D-Day landing beaches are a must-see, and are very easily reached from Houlgate. There are many WWII museums in easy reach too, one of which houses the Bayeux Tapestry, in Bayeux. The port town of Caen is also close by, as well as the fashionable resort of Deauville, perfect for shopping and eating out. After your history lessons, why not visit the Aquarium Vivarium at Trouville-sur-Mer?

Days Out

Normandy sightseeing, theme park, parc festyland

Parc Festyland

For a day of fun, go to Parc Festyland, a unique amusement park with new attractions every year. There are rides and activities for the whole family, and in July and August every day exciting Viking battles are held. Great for kids!

Aquarium Vivarium de Trouville

Aquarium Vivarium de Trouville

This attraction has local and tropical fish to gaze at as they swim around, but it also has venomous snakes, turtles, lizards to peek at. ‘Zoo Cerza’ is also fun for the whole family, where animals are free to roam around in their natural environment.

D Day landing beaches

The Bayeux Tapestry

You do not have to travel far to see one of France’s most famous historic artefacts. The Bayeux tapestry is about an hour’s drive away, which is well worth it to see this extraordinary depiction of history. Another must-see historic attraction are the D-Day landing beaches, just a short drive from Houlgate.

Houlgate beach

Be beside the seaside

If you fancy a day at the beach then the lovely seaside town of Houlgate is nearby, or the sophisticated resort of Deauville, which has a lovely yachting marina and casino. Also within driving distance is Deauville’s less formal and expensive twin town, Trouville. It has golden sands and lots of seaside concessions.




Caen is a very cosmopolitan town which has lots of sightseeing opportunities. It is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror.

Off Parc Activities

The beach is just 1 km away so endless entertainment is on your doorstep. Have fun with mini-golf, or the opportunity to dive. Houlgate also offers kite surfing, hiking itineraries, sailing, golfing, and beach games. If you're a daredevil then you may want to try some of the extreme sports that Deauville offers, such as parachuting.

The following activities are available off parc:

Golf 2 km from site
Crazy Golf 1 km from site
Fishing 2 km from site
Horse Riding 0.55 km from site
Boat trips 25 km from site
Rafting 2 km from site
Windsurfing 1 km from site
Pedalos 1 km from site