Cabourg (French pronunciation: [kabuʁ]) is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region of France. Cabourg is on the coast of the English Channel, at the mouth of the river Dives. The back country is a plain, favourable to the culture of cereal. The town sits on the Côte Fleurie (Flowery Coast) and its population increases by over 40,000 during the summer.
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Tristan Duval|
|5.52 km2 (2.13 sq mi)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||0–15 m (0–49 ft) |
(avg. 5 m or 16 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
But the modern Cabourg began in 1853 with the arrival of two Paris financiers in search of a new site for a luxurious watering-place. The railway age had made the Normandy coast accessible to holiday-makers; Dieppe, Trouville and Deauville to the east had already been discovered; but here the adventurers found a virgin expanse of barren dunes and level sea-sands ripe for development. By the 1880s an unreal city of villas and hotels had arisen, in a semicircle whose diameter was the seafront, whose centre was the Grand Hotel, and whose radii were traced by a fan-work of avenues shaded with limes and Normandy poplars.
Cabourg is under the influence of an oceanic climate, with fresh summers and very mild winters.
Each year in June, Cabourg hosts the International Festival of the Romantic Movie.
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- Jean-Pierre Andréani
- Charles Bertrand (1884, Avesnes-sur-Helpe–1954)
- Sandrine Bonnaire
- Bruno Coquatrix (1910, Ronchin–1979)
- Jean-François Dubos
- Tristan Duval
- Adolphe d'Ennery (1811–1899)
- Jean-Louis Ezine (*1948, Cabourg)
- Philippe Fourastié
- Jacques Freimuller
- André Lenormand
- Corinne Lepage
- Charles-Gaston Levadé (1869–1948),
- Cecil Michaelis
- René-Xavier Prinet (1861, Vitry-le-François–1946)
- Pierre Ucciani (1851, Ajaccio–1939)
- Paul Giroud (French physician, summer residence)
Cabourg has relations with the following cities:
- The Cabourg area, including the small hamlet of Varaville, is the setting for some of the events in the novel Villa Normandie (Endeavour Press, 2015) by Kevin Doherty.
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