Deauville-les-Bains Travel Guide
Hit the beach...in October
The beach is great. We were there at low tide, and there was acres of it!They obviously keep it clean, and were working on it while we were there. Plenty of car parking around.It was a lovely, mild, sunny October morning, and we had to drag ourselves away.
Château de St-Germain-de-Livet
The château is located a little south of Lisieux, itself about 20km south of Deauville. We found it completely by accident - just exploring "off the beaten track". Its a wee gem!Located in a hamlet ("commune" in French) comprising a church, a couple of houses and the castle,...
Calvados Père Magloire
Cider and Calvados production is a big feature of the Auge area, where Deauville is situated. The Père Magloire visitor attraction is actually in Pont L'Evêque - a few miles inland from Deauville - but as visiting the surrounding area is part of the attraction of Deauville,...
Remember the movie " A man and a woman"? This is where it all happened some 40 years ago. Still looks the same though.
Famous names at the beach!
When you walk along the beach of Deauville, you have to pay attention of the little beachhouses. Almost on every house you can find names of celebrities who have once spend their holidays in Deauville. Names like Marlon Brando or Pierce Brosnan are all present!
Deauville is quite small. During my stay there, I took a walk on the beach every day. It was mid-September, but the tourists were already gone.
Every year, at the beginning of september, there's an American film festival in Deauville. Deauville is a very chic town by the sea. There are palaces and a casino here. During the festival ( which lasts about two weeks), you can come close to loads of stars, take pictures...
1 Review and 67 Opinions I won a 4-night stay in this hotel from LuxuryLink.com (a travel auction site). At the time when I...
1 Review and 78 Opinions Hotel Normandy was used for the movie,“un homme et une femme”. You should stay there.
Camping at a farm
Don´t look for a cheap campsite at the coastline of Deauville. You can drive a hunderd km´s without finding one. Better go from Deauville towards Pont l´Éveque. In the small village Coudray-Rabut, at your righthandside, you will find a small and very cheap campsite. Camping...
aux Landiers: the best restaurant in Deauville is in Touques!
We really enjoy a great meal in that place, typical french with a Ukrainien atmosphère !!!superb food, fresh fishes, lovely dessert, and a wonderfull smile by that superb lady owner who can charme the all room !the only place to go if you want a good deal in Normandy, belive...
Les Tonneaux du Père Magloire: Touristy, but good!
The restaurant is part of the Calvados producer's visitor facility. It specialises in local Normandy dishes, with a strong cider/Calvados/apple influence.The decor is very touristy, and staff dress in traditional gear. Bit like a theme park. However the menu is excellent, as...
Auberge du Vieux Tour: Top class
Another lucky find!Its on the main road south of Deauville, not far from where the autoroute starts. We would have eaten almost anywhere that evening, and stopped there purely by chance.It is a place which oozes professionalism and quality, without being in the slightest bit...
Un Bistrot sur le Quai: Exceptional
We found this place purely by chance - what great luck. A fish place, 200m from where the boats land their catch.All 3 of us had the 4 course €25 menu. For me, that comprised 6 oysters, a huge bowl of mussels, cheese and then a yoghourt + fruit type dessert (oh, and a little...
Le Birdy: Good food at a very reasonable price!
The concierge at Royal Barriere recommended this restaurant to me. It is located just a few blocks from the hotel. I had a green salad to start, and Tournedos Rossini to follow. The steak was prepared to perfection. It came with a hearty portion of french fries. Overall, I...
Rented a car to travel to/from the town. We were 3, we had bags and a rowdy Labrador, so the train would have been a challenge!
Sceaux was our departure point, near Orly south of Paris. Took about 2 hours all told, without breaking any speed limits and not counting a "bouchon" resulting from an accident near Clamart.
Autoroute all the way apart from the last 5km. Cost €8.80 each way at the tolls.
Car was rented through Auto Europe at €115 for 2 days. Supposed to be a Citroen C3 manual with a-/c, but we got a VW Touran. Free upgrade I reckon.
Only negative was the French truck drivers. They pull out to overtake first, then indicate. They're traveling at 70-80 kph, and if you're doing 130kph (the fastest limit) it could be fatal if you're not watching for it. First time we were nearly smashed, and I thought it was just that driver (or me not expecting to die suddenly), but after the 2nd and 3rd incidents I realised its just the way they drive.
Written Oct 25, 2008
Deauville typical manoir/villa
Deuville & Trouville (theres only a bridge that separates the two cities) shelters lovely manors and stud farms.....
Updated Jul 18, 2003
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Too Much Traffic
It was not even in full season and we were hurrying on from Honfleur to Bayeux . We thought we could easily drive by Deauville and glance at it. The press of cars was so great that I was able to get out and take a picture of the yacht basin while my sife inched the car along. Not being contract bridge addicts we did not stop! The basin at this time was not as full as the street but I am sure that this would not be so in summer.
Updated Jan 13, 2008
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bring your check book along
Luggage and bags: it helps to bring a bag of money as there are lots of cheaper places around in France
just in case you brought too much, you can always stop y the casino
Written Nov 3, 2005
Deauville La Touques
For me this was a highlight of our visit to the town (in fact the reason for going).The course is completely charming! Very French, very Norman - see pictures. It is immaculate as well.We were lucky to have a sunny late October afternoon, and the crowd was small, so we were...
Horse Racing at Deauville
Best value horse racing in Europe, especially in August. There's a meeting every other day with some very big ones attracting all the top jockeys. Best thing about it is that it is very cheap to get in. Only 3 euros (4 euros on staurdays). Also if you go round the tourist...
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