Love where you live – Cabourg

Our most recent “Love where you live” outing was to Cabourg with my in-laws about a week ago. The day started out with thick, creamy fog hanging low in the atmosphere and although we maintained that the fog would lift, at a certain point in the day, we were pretty worried that it wouldn’t. The chilly wind caught us a bit off-guard as we arrived on the beach, but true to our prediction, the wind quickly dissipated the persistent fog and all that was left was a pristine blue sky. We basked under the sun as we enjoyed this pretty beachside town in Low Normandy.

Just as a bit of trivia: “Cabourg is famous for being Marcel Proust‘s favorite vacation place at the beginning of the 20th century; it is the inspiration for Balbec, the seaside resort in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time” (Cabourg – Wikipedia). You can find Proust inspired madeleines all over town. So fun. It even inspired me to go back and read this French classic from my university days 😉

We made lots of happy memories on our little day outing. I hope you will enjoy the photos!

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

Paragliders dotted the sky. Tiny added details to the horizon, but so colorful and gorgeous!

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

The view from the ferris wheel was absolutely gorgeous! Definitely worth the 5€. (Children ride for 4€ and babies and toddlers for free.)

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

With Grand-mère.

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

Always fun to look through Papa’s binoculars.

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

Enjoying the view without binoculars was lovely too.

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

Sailboats lined up all in a row.

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

Fun discoveries on the beach.

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

Did Grand-père say candy?

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

Main street was busy with tourists. The majestic Grand Hotel can be seen at the top of Main Street with the azure blue beach and sky as a perfect backdrop.

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

There was no escaping the carousel!

Love where you live - Cabourg | Trilingual Mama

Can you just smell the sea water?

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Lou Messugo

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11 Responses

  1. Lovely pictures Maria, your photos always have a dreamy quality about them. Do you use a particular filter/app for editing? Cabourg looks like a beautiful place. Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutFrance

    • Maria says:

      Hi Phoebe,
      I like to edit my photos in Picasa and I usually just play with the lights, shadows and highlights to brighten up the colors.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love Cabourg and there’s a great pottery shop there where I usually end up spending far too much money. That said I Have not been for a couple of years so you have inspired me to head there again soon. #AllAboutFrance

    • Maria says:

      Hi Rosie, where is this pottery shop and what is it called?! I’ll have to go on our next visit!
      Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you make a trip to Cabourg!

  3. Beautiful! I’ve not been to Cabourg.

  4. Andrea says:

    Beautiful! You took me there with your photos.

  5. Lovely pics of a lovely family day out.

  6. Awww this place looks so beautiful, totally picture book perfect!! So wonderful that the weather lifted for you because you really got some stunning photos, looks like you’ve seen Cabourg at it’s best!
    Thanks so much for sharing this with #myexpatfamily a really lovely post!

  7. cvail says:

    I’ve never heard of this little town. It looks so peaceful.

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