Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural festivals.
Extremely popular in the 'La Belle Epoque' ('the beautiful era') of the late 1800s until the start of World War I, Deauville exudes old-fashioned elegance. With luxury fashion brands, many art galleries, furniture and antiques shops, and food shops selling delicious local Normandy produce, you are spoilt for choice. Spend some time walking along the promenade of Deauville's beautiful beach, bursting with the bright colours of the famous sun umbrellas. Or spend some money in the exclusive Barrière Casino, where patrons must be well-dressed to get into the gambling rooms. The casino also plays host to the American Film Festival held in Deauville every September.
Deauville is renowned for hosting a multitude of festivals throughout the year, on cinema, music, books, and sailing. Sample some tasty Normandy cheeses in the local shops, or sit down in one of Deauville's 40 restaurants of varying sizes where you'll find rustic traditional food on the menu made from creams and butters, locally caught mussels, scallops and oysters, and succulent veal, all washed down with some excellent local cider. Nearby you'll find some other fantastic seaside towns including Deauville's sister town, Trouville. The Normandy capital of Caen is less than an hour away, full of culture and history with the resting place of William the Conqueror in his majestic Abbaye aux Hommes.
Getting to Normandy
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PORTSMOUTH TO CAEN FERRIES
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