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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, every season its pleasures"... Located 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 of resort. Two hours from Paris, Deauville ensures a complete change of scenery with its 1900 villas, its typically Norman half-timbered houses, its shops with major brands, its luxury four-star hotels and colorful umbrellas on the sandy beach. Open all year, Deauville lives 90% of tourism and breathes the rhythm of the passing seasons and its many fun, cultural and sports events. At Deauville, the horse is king. Deauville and the horse are like Deauville and the sea: inseparable. Two racetracks, races, jumping, training center, yearling sales, polo, carriage... not to mention the horse riding on the beach at low tide, Deauville lives by and for the horse. Deauville, it is still a lot of things declining in the plural: many sports to practice (tennis, golf, horse riding...), animations to live, visits to imagine, discoveries to make, harbors to sail, spectacles to appreciate...

Deauville, formerly... It was a small village of peasants located on the Mont-Canisy, hillside overlooking the sea. Grouped around the church Saint-Laurent, the hundred inhabitants of "Dosville" lived essentially of the agriculture and livestock. The marshes and dunes, situated below the village and on which the future Deauville was going to be built, were 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 doctor, Dr. Olliffe, imagine to build on this expanse of sand and marsh "a kingdom of 'elegance' close to Paris: it will be the seaside resort of Deauville. Associated with Dr. Olliffe, the banker Donon and the architect Breney, Morny created in four years a city whose casino soon, the Grand Hotel, the beach and the racecourse would attract the aristocratic clientele of Paris and international... During his history straddling three centuries, Deauville has evolved with the times, from seaside tourism a few weeks per year to a year-round resort, without denying its cultural and architectural roots.

Today, the city is committed to a global protection of its environment, in particular by creating a Protection Zone Architectural Heritage, Urban and Landscape. The objective of this ZPPAUP is to protect the entire heritage of the city, without limiting its economic development, but in a harmonious way. You just have to discover the riches. Good walk !

Things to see and do

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided bike tour in Deauville and Trouville sur Mer
Culture and education35 € Deauville

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Exhibition of Paintings: Alain Guillotin - A New Look at Equine Art!
Exhibition: Van Dongen - "Deauville fits me Like a Glove"
Exhibition: "The Queens of Golf"
Exhibition: Portraits of Great Masters of Photography
Théo Bachelot and Coralie Pacaut - Deauville Jockeys

Detailed information

American Film Festival
The diversity of American film in a selection of filmsFrom 2 to 11 september 2022

Photos

Deauville (© Frantz)
Deauville (© Frantz)
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Beach of Deauville (© Simon Davodet)
Beach of Deauville (© Simon Davodet)
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Deauville (© Frantz)
Deauville (© Frantz)
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Deauville (© Frantz)
Deauville (© Frantz)
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Deauville (© Frantz)
Deauville (© Frantz)
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Beach of Deauville (© Simon Davodet)
Beach of Deauville (© Simon Davodet)
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Deauville (© Frantz)
Deauville (© Frantz)
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On the boards of Deauville
On the boards of Deauville
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Deauville (© Frantz)
Deauville (© Frantz)
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The boards of Deauville
The boards of Deauville
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Welcome to Deauville
Welcome to Deauville
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Deauville
Deauville
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Art Shopping Poster Deauville 2019
Art Shopping Poster Deauville 2019
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

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