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, its more of a country house than castle, but a bit more than your average...more
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, its going on my Deauville pages.We were there in late October, so all over...more
I won a 4-night stay in this hotel from LuxuryLink.com (a travel auction site). At the time when I...more
Hotel Normandy was used for the movie,“un homme et une femme”. You should stay there.more
Very good location, walking distance from the beach. Nice view from the window on harbor with...more
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 me lobster raviolis, their foie gras is superb, cod fish was greatmore
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 was all the food which the 3 of us ordered. I had the veal - see below,...more
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 flashy or pretentious. Just good surroundings, excellent menu, 1st class...more
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.
Deuville & Trouville (theres only a bridge that separates the two cities) shelters lovely manors and stud farms.....
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.
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
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 able to enjoy being outside and move around freely. I suspect the course is...more
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 offices you'll probably find free entry leaflets. There's also loads for the...more
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