Villa Strassburger

Deauville
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

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. One of Deauville's most beautiful villas, it was the forerunner of the Neo-Norman style and, after WW1, it was bought by the wealthy American Ralph Beaver Strassburger, soon becoming his favourite residence. In 1980 his son donated it to the town of Deauville and it is now open to the public in July and August each year.

Nearby attractions

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.

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's Clairefontaine racetrack is still the only triple discipline racetrack on the Normandy coast showcasing flat, trotting and obstacle courses.

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...

Places to visit nearby

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

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

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