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Ideally situated on Normandy’s Flowered Coast near the Pays d’Auge, home of cider and cheese, Deauville is Normandy’s most chic and glamorous seaside resort. Famed for its celebrity boardwalk, American Film Festival and distinctive multi-coloured parasols, Deauville is destined to delight at any time of year.

Deauville in spring

Is there anything more romantic than visiting Deauville in spring when the sun is bouncing off the half-timbered villas and the window boxes are all in bloom? This is the perfect season to make the most of Deauville’s weekly market or enjoy a shopping spree at the many designer boutiques, independent shops and high street chains before the summer crowds descend on the town. 

© Olivier Houdart

Deauville in summer

A 2km sandy beach, legendary boardwalk and lively beachfront cafes all add to the charm of fashionable Deauville. Summer is the best season to settle down on a terrace and treat your taste buds to a fresh seafood platter or ice-cold cocktail while watching the world (and celebrities) go by. Other activities include golf, swimming and horse-riding on the beach for those not so interested in sunning, sipping, and shopping.

Deauville © Rh2010 / Fotolia.com

Deauville in autumn

For a more relaxing, Norman experience, visit Deauville in the autumn, away from the crowds. If you’ve always dreamed of horse-riding on the beach against the backdrop of an incredible sunset over the sea, now is your chance.

Promenade à cheval (Deauville) © Tof Locoste Fotolia.com

Deauville in winter

Imagine walking through the picturesque town centre and seeing the main town square Place Morny all lit up with twinkling lights for the festive season! Christmas is a truly magical time of year to enjoy all that Deauville has to offer, and appreciate the fabulous local cuisine in more low-key surroundings.

© Fabien Mahaut – Calvados Attractivite