Description

Thanks to its remarkable heritage, Dives-sur-Mer is a unique destination on the Côte Fleurie coast. The town centre boasts a wealth of listed monuments: the medieval market, a local hotspot since the 15th century, the Bois-Hibout Manor, an elegant 17th century seigniorial dwelling, the Church of Notre-Dame, built as a pilgrimage site in the 11th century.

Dives-sur-Mer is also home to the harbour from where William the Conqueror’s fleet set off on its way to England in 1066. Remnants of this historic episode can be found here and there in the town.

A list of the names of William the Conqueror's 475 companions is engraved in stone above the church’s porch entrance. In the William the Conqueror Village of Art, a former post house converted into an inn in the 19th century, you can see a copy of part of the Bayeux Tapestry (Tourist Office hall).

The Port Guillaume marina is one of the other assets of this coastal town. The sailing school offers visitors and locals the opportunity to indulge in sailing, be they beginners or experienced seafarers. Several boat trips are organised by the master’s office and by other service providers. A pedestrian footbridge offers direct access to Cabourg beach.

The fishing port also has its own fish market, open in the mornings all year long.

For further information, the team at the Tourist Office is always delighted to help.

Services

Pets allowed : yes

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