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Today, the most popular things to do in Deauville continue to include taking in the sea air, gambling, golfing and patronising its many luxury boutiques and restaurants. The surrounding area is renowned as the premier horse-breeding region in France, and August's Meeting de Deauville Barrière at theHippodrome Deauville-La Touques racecourse is a major Deauville event, bringing in the racing elite. Another highlight of the tourism calendar is the annualDeauville American Film Festival, held over 10 days every September. The festival, which launched in 1975 and welcomes the public to more than 100 screenings, is one of the world's best celebrations of mainstream and independent American cinema.
A Guide to the Best Deauville Attractions
Whatever it is that brings you to this iconic Normandy resort, Accor offers the best Deauville accommodation for everyone from filmmakers to families. Many of our locations are so central that you can walk around Deauville, taking in its many points of interest as you go. HistoricPlace de Morny is a good place to start, with its leaping fountains and statue of the influential duke who gave Deauville its resort town status. Come to rub shoulders with the elite at sun-warmed pavement cafés, or for a spot of people-watching before strolling down rue Gambetta to the market stalls in nearbyPlace du Marché. The half-timbered buildings found in both these squares are emblematic of neo-Norman architecture. In Deauville,Villa Strassburger is arguably one of the best examples of this style. Commissioned by Baron Henri de Rothschild during the height of the town's Belle Époque glory days, it was originally named Ferme du Coteau after the family farm of novelist Gustave Flaubert, on which it stands. It is open to visitors from June to September. Rothschild was passionate about horse racing and built his home near the hippodrome. If you're equally passionate about horses, there are many opportunities for horse-riding lessons in Deauville, or you can gallop along Deauville Beach at low tide. Those that would rather experience the beach on two legs should do so with a wander along thePlanches de Deauville. Constructed from sun-bleached hardwood and lined with art deco beach cabins, this promenade is a place to see and be seen while posing for photographs against railings emblazoned with the names of famous actors and actresses. Many of Deauville's best-loved attractions are situated on or near the promenade, including thePiscine Olympique de Deauville and theCasino Barrière Deauville. More than just a glamorous venue for trying your luck at the slot machines and games tables, the latter is also home to Deauville's theatre, home of everything from concerts to comedy shows. Want to venture beyond the city centre to nearby attractions, including the picturesque fishing village of Trouville-sur-Mer, the pastel-painted port of Honfleur or Normandy's famousD-Day Landing Beaches? Deauville sidecar tours are a popular way of doing so in vintage style.
What to Eat and Drink in Deauville
From pavement bistros to rooftop cafés, the best restaurants in Deauville showcase the iconic flavours of Calvados, a département famous for its pastoral landscapes and abundant farm produce. Sauces and desserts made of sweet, crunchy apples fresh from the orchard. The creamy Camembert, Pont-l'Évêque and Livarot cheeses of the Pays d'Auge region. Succulent seafood dishes that incorporate oysters and scallops from the Normandy coastline. These are just some of the gourmet treats you'll find on your plate, or are sold fresh at Deauville's street stalls and farmers' markets. Local beverages include artisan ciders inspired by the area's productive orchards, as well as calvados apple brandy. This can be sipped on its own as an apéritif, or as part of a local tradition known as Le Trou Normand (a ritual to cleanse the palate in between multiple courses with a shot of calvados, sometimes over apple or pear sorbet). Many bars in Deauville also incorporate calvados into a cocktail known as the Deauville Sidecar Royale – a twist on a Roaring Twenties classic made with cognac, cointreau and lemon juice.
The Best Hotels in Deauville, France
Our hotels in Deauville city centre offer amenities for every kind of stay, from meeting rooms for coworking and congress purposes to duplex family hotel rooms especially designed for fun getaways with the kids. All kinds of budgets are catered for too, whether you're looking for an affordable option with breakfast and WiFi included, or a 4-star Deauville hotel with a classic half-timbered façade that evokes the region's rich Anglo-Norman history. For the most immersive experience, choose a balcony room with views across the yacht-filled marina. Looking for a spot of uninterrupted luxury? Treat yourself to a stay at a 5-star hotel in Deauville, France, where magnificent views of the Trouville beachfront and an on-site thalassotherapy and spa resort set the stage for a romantic break. We also offer Deauville beach hotels for those with a mid-range budget. Opt to stay steps from Les Planches and Deauville Beach, or across the river in picturesque Trouville-sur-Mer. Whatever you're looking for, our portfolio includes the best places to stay in Deauville.
Getting to Deauville
Deauville is 2.5 hours by car from Paris. Alternatively, cut travel time to just over two hours by taking the train from Paris Saint-Lazare to Gare Trouville-Deauville. Deauville train station also offers regional services throughout the Côte Fleurie. Several ferry routes cross the English Channel to land near Deauville for the ultimate self-drive city break. The easiest option is to sail from Portsmouth to Caen; it's less than an hour's drive to Deauville. If you wish to fly, Deauville–Normandie Airport is located roughly 8 kilometres east of the city centre and offers seasonal connections to destinations across Europe.