The Côte Fleurie

The Côte Fleurie in Normandy

From Cabourg to Honfleur, the Côte Fleurie in Normandy stretches over forty kilometers, offering a succession of sandy beaches perfect for relaxation, famous seaside resorts and charming villas dating from the end of the 19th century, testimony of the sea ​​baths popularity. The Hotel Outre-Mer and Villers-sur-Mer are located in the heart of the Côte Fleurie and its string of world famous seaside resorts: Honfleur (26 km), Villerville (14 km), Trouville-sur-Mer and Deauville (7 km), Villers-sur-Mer, Houlgate (6 km) and Cabourg (10 km).

Les plages de sable fin sur la Côte Fleurie en Normandie

Honfleur, the artistic!

Famous for its picturesque port, bordered by authentic houses with facades covered with slates dating from the 16th to the 18th century, Honfleur inspired many artists such as Claude Monet, Gustave Courbet, Johan Barthold Jonkind or Eugène Boudin, son of the city , forming l’Ecole d’Honfleur, whose contributed to the emergence of the Impressionist movement. The writer and journalist Alphonse Allais and the composer Erik Satis were also born in Honfleur. Do not miss the 15th century Sainte-Catherine church, with a vaulted wooden structure erected by shipyard workers, a must visit in Honfleur.

Honfleur, son vieux bassin et ses maisons en ardoise

Deauville, the elegant!

Luxury holiday destination since the middle of the 19th century, Deauville is known for its casino, its golf courses, its horse races and its American Film Festival. Its large sandy beach dotted with multicolored sunshades is bordered by Les Planches, a famous promenade dating from the 1920s with its beach huts. The city of elegant leisure knows how to charm its visitors with its chic boutiques, its stylish Belle Epoque villas and half-timbered buildings.

Les planches de Deauville

Trouville-sur-Mer, the authentic!

Trouville-sur-Mer seduces by the picturesque of its fishing port, the beauty of its long sandy beach and the richness of its architectural heritage. It owes its reputation to the authentic charm of its narrow streets lined with fishermen’s houses, to its emblematic fish shop, to its century-old casino, to a succession of seaside villas of the 19th century, as well as a wide range of festive, cultural and sports events all year round.

Le phare de Trouville-sur-Mer en Normandie

Villers-sur-Mer, the familial!

Created in 1856, the seaside resort of Villers-sur-Mer concentrates all the charms of the Côte Fleurie: long sandy beach and promenade on the seafront, elegant architecture in the pretty city center. It becomes from the end of the 19th century a renowned family resort, offering the advantages of both the sea and the countryside with its marshes at East, and the Vaches Noires cliffs at West, cliffs recognized internationally for their palaeontological and geological wealth. A dinosaur, located just in front of the Hotel Outre-Mer, has consequently become its emblem. Finally, Villers-sur-Mer has the distinction of being the northernmost French town crossed by the Greenwich meridian.

Villers-sur-Mer : l'Hotel Outre-Mer et le dinosaure

Cabourg, the romantic!

Cabourg, romantic capital, is renowned for the fine sand of its 4 km of beach, its thalassotherapy, its pedestrian promenade and the Belle-Epoque atmosphere made famous by the illustrious writer Marcel Proust, who liked to reside in « his » Grand Hotel. A place to be for the European bourgeoisie during the Belle Époque and the interwar period, Cabourg saw numerous villas flourish around the Casino, the unmissable Grand Hotel and its waterfront has been covered of hotels in the 1920s, making the seaside resort a romantic destination.

Le Grand Hotel et la plage de Cabourg

The Pays d'Auge countryside and its local products

Villers-sur-Mer has 700 hectares of relaxing countryside, in which superb arbored country lanes will lead you to the discovery of a preserved and fortifying area. A real postcard, with its valleyed landscapes between land and sea, the pays d’Auge countryside and its thriving land shows Normandy with extra authenticity. In the heart of the wooded countryside occupied by cows, apple trees and horses, you find manors, castles and timber houses in the towns and villages, which are full of character.

Do not miss out on tasting the delicious Auge region cheese (camembert, livarot, neufchâtel, pont l’évêque, pavé d’Auge…), served at the Hotel Outre-Mer’s buffet breakfast, and to follow the cider trail during your venture into the Pays d’Auge.

Pommiers en fleurs dans le Pays d'Auge