Mini guide to Deauville
Located on the Côte Fleurie opposite Trouville, Deauville is one of Normandy's
most popular seaside towns, particularly for those with money to burn. Its attractions
include: an impressive casino, a delightful park, a racecourse, several annual
festivals and a good choice of upmarket hotels.
Though the town's population is only a few thousand, it comfortably accommodates
the tens of thousands of visitors who flock here in the summer to sun themselves
on the town's beaches. The town features an attractive walkway, Les Planches,
which skirts the beach; and a lovely park at the entrance to town is open in
the afternoons during July and August.
Many visit the town especially for the town's music and film festivals. For
the auto enthusiast, there is also a vintage car rally here each May. There
is plenty of excitement to be had at the racecourse and casino, where fortunes
can be won and lost. Alternatively, there are relaxing spa facilities down on
Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating and drinking, with several
top class restaurants lining the seafront. There are also several budget alternatives
and a lively market displaying the town's produce on Tuesday and Friday.
As the town is small, you may want to explore the nearby area. One place not
to be missed is Trouville, just 15kms away, where the stylish restaurants and
bars attract plenty of holidaymakers.
To get from Paris to Deauville by car, follow the A13 to Pont L'Evêque,
then continue on the N177 to the coast. The town lies just 200kms from Paris
and has several daily train connections from Gare St-Lazare in the capital to
the local station situated between Deauville and Trouville. From here it is
easy to take a taxi into town. There is also a coastal bus service called Verts
du Calvados, which operates between Caen and Le Havre.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Mercure Deauville Hotel du Yacht Club
Domaine de L'Amiraute
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full list of hotels and online booking