Deauville

Deauville is a commune in the department of Calvados in the Basse-Normandie. .

It is  considered, with its casino, luxury hotels, its racecourse, its harbors, its Festival of American cinema, its golf courses and clubs as one of the most prestigious in France . It annually attracts thousands of tourists, especially Parisians because of its relative proximity (about 2 hours drive).

His reputation as a luxury resort earned him regularly frequented by many celebrities from film, music, television, fashion and the world economically and politically.

It was here that Coco Chanel opened her second store , the first ever that had more than hats to sell.

But this city is not all about the stores.There are many sites and monuments ,to see.I have a few to show.

The first picture shows the walk to the beach, “the Boards”.It is said that it brings you good fortune if you walk there, maybe because of the famous names that you see written along the walk.

The Casino

(I have to say that you actually pay to cross the bridge you see bellow.)

City Hall, renovated in neo-Norman  style in 1961 by Mayor Robert Fossorier,

The  Place Morny, its fountains and its covered market, surrounded by coffee shops with the tables outside is also a beautiful place to visit although there is no picture here.

And, of course, the beach.

If you can visit, it is a beautiful place.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Diana
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 20:50:17

    It looks beautiful! I so want to travel to Europe. I love the architecture shots you posted.

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  2. Kari
    Aug 28, 2010 @ 20:45:09

    Wow, what a fantastic set of photos! I traveled around France for 3 weeks with my family when I was in high school, but this is a location that we didn’t make it to. It’s so wonderful to learn little bits of trivia about the vast variety of places that you have visited and lived in. Thank you for sharing.

    (Also, thanks for your warm and friendly comments – I am okay, and am slowly making my way back on the internet again!)

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