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Deauville

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados

Deauville - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados
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Well-known all over the world, Deauville is a high-society seaside resort renowned for its festivities and its prestigious establishments. Big hotels and luxury shops, charming villas, racecourse, casino and thalassotherapy centre are just some of its key features. Following the long fine sand beach, the Planches boardwalk is lined with beach huts carrying the names of American stars. Prestigious events, such as the American Cinema festival, horse races, the world polo championship, and yearling sales contribute to its fame.

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Deauville

"Deauville in every season"... In the heart of Normandy, seaside resort of international renown, Deauville, symbol of elegance and the art of living, has retained the charm of a city resort. Two hours from Paris, Deauville provides a change of scenery with its 1900 villas, residences typically Norman half-timbered shops with signs of major brands, grand hotels four star luxury and colorful parasols on the sandy beach. Open all year, Deauville saw 90% Tourism and breathes with the seasons that pass and its many recreational events, cultural and sporting. A Deauville, the horse is king. Deauville and horses are like Deauville and the sea: inseparable. Two racetracks, racing, jumping, training center, yearling sales, polo, carriage driving... not to mention horseback riding on the beach at low tide, Deauville lives by and for the horse. Deauville is still much to declining in the plural: many sports available (tennis, golf, horse riding...), animations to live, visits to imagine, to make discoveries, ports to navigate, shows to appreciate...

Deauville once... It was a small farming village located on Mount Canisy, hillside overlooking the sea. Grouped around the Saint-Laurent church, the hundred inhabitants of "Dosville" essentially lived on the agriculture and livestock. Marshes and dunes, located below the village and which was going to build the future Deauville then used to graze cattle and sheep. It was during the summer of 1858 that the Duke of Morny, half-brother of Napoleon III, invited to Trouville by his physician, Dr. Olliffe, imagine building on this stretch of sand and marsh "a kingdom of elegance "near Paris: it will be the resort of Deauville. Associate Dr. Olliffe at Donon banker and architect Breney Morny created in four years a city that soon the casino, the Grand Hotel, the beach and the racetrack would attract customers aristocratic Parisian and international... During its horse history over three centuries Deauville has evolved with the times, moving from beach tourism a few weeks a year to a visitor from the station to the year, without denying its roots both cultural and architectural.

Today, the city is committed to a comprehensive approach to protection of the environment, including creating a Heritage Protection Area Architectural, Urban and Landscape. The purpose of the protection zones is to protect the entire assets Deauville, without limiting its economic development, but harmoniously. It remains for you to discover its riches. Good walk !

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American Film Festival
The diversity of American film in a selection of filmsSeptember 2018

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On the Boards of Deauville
On the Boards of Deauville
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The Boards of Deauville
The Boards of Deauville
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Welcome to Deauville
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Deauville
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