Video: Deauville, Calvados, Normandie, France.
I gave Deauville another chance. If you’ve been following my month-long visit to the Honfleur, Normandy region, you’ll know I’ve had both good and bad days in Deauville.
An upscale holiday destination since the 1800s, it’s known for its grand casino, golf courses, horse races and American Film Festival. Deauville’s wide, sandy beach is backed by Les Planches, a 1920s boardwalk with bathing cabins. The town has chic boutiques, elegant belle epoque villas and half-timbered buildings.
For those who want to travel to this region, here’s my working theory YEAR ROUND:
1. Visit the bigger towns and cities mid-week.
2. And save the smaller and lesser known villages for the weekend.
This coastline is the most accessible to Parisians, making it a destination all year. The cities are heaving with visitors on the weekend, especially if the weather is lovely.
Today, we had the perfect combination of lousy spring weather and mid-week timing. And Deauville was everything I hoped for – quiet, peaceful, no traffic, and easy to grab a table at my fav moules frites restaurant. We enjoyed a walk along the port after.
After lunch, we drove the coastline a bit to Cabourg. I quickly realized that I won’t be including that town in my guide. But I found a few other gems I’ll be digging deeper into next week for you.
More to come, my darlings!
Bisous and big hugs from Normandie,