Promenade des Planches

Deauville
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

Enjoy a walk along Deauville's wooden promenade, where the aristocracy of yesteryear once walked while taking the sea air. Made of  ekki or eba, a species of wood that is said to be resistant to rot and decay, the boardwalk stretches for 643m alongside the coast. 

The beach is an explosion of brightly coloured sun umbrellas against the fine sand with an Olympic-sized swimming pool filled with seawater and heated to 27ºC, tennis courts, miniature golf, a thalassotherapy centre, water-sports centre and much more. Look out for the wooden beach huts named after Hollywood stars such as Rita Hayworth. Jack Nicholson and Samuel L Jackson who have attended the American Film Festival in Deauville.

Nearby attractions

Focusing on arts and history, the museum of Trouville has some great collections with seaside paintings, drawings and prints, 20th century neo-Romantic paintings and several posters by the renowned French graphic artist...

Built by Georges Wydo in 1912, the architecture of the Casino takes its inspiration from 18th century building including the Petit Trianon and the opera house of the château of Versailles.

Deauville is famous for horse racing with one of France's largest racehorse training centres and 50% of the winners in French horse races and equestrian sports were born, bred and trained in the region.

A stunning combination of rural Normandy style and a manor house, this listed historical monument was built in 1907 by the architect Picherau for Henri de Rothschild who called it the Ferme de Coteau, the hillside farm.

Places to visit nearby

Trouville in Normandy is both a charming seaside resort and a picturesque fishing village all in one!

Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural festivals.

Honfleur is a charming seaside town immediately recognisable by its tall narrow buildings - which look as though they've been squeezed into the streets!