Deauville

Deauville

This town of Calvados in the heart of Normandy is one of the most famous seaside resorts of the French coast. Synonymous with elegance and chic, with its many villas, Deauville is very popular, especially in summer, for worldliness but also by families. Known for its port, where the famous floating proudly yachts for its racecourse, casino and sea where litter multicolored umbrellas. However, accessible to all, Deauville offers many activities. One can wander about 643 m walks boardwalk by the sea, or just enjoy the pleasures of the beach. Deauville festivals that take place each year: the American Film Festival (since 1975), the Asian film festival or the jazz festival (the swing), not to be missed!
Deauville nothing predestined to become a world-famous resort. Indeed, until 1858 it was a small Norman village unpretentious, bordered by marshes. The origin of the meteoric rise of Deauville, the half-brother of Napoleon III, politician and financier, Auguste de Morny, who on holiday with a friend in the village immediately see the potential of the region. With some associates, he decided to create there a posh resort near Paris.
The Deauville station of birth begins in 1860 with the first luxury accommodation and a racetrack. A rail link is established between the city and Paris. A myth was born. In 1912/1913, new assets are added to the resort, casino and two luxury hotels.
The city continues to grow and acquires other hotels, a golf course, a second racecourse and even an airport in 1931. But what will be the source of an international craze the resort is definitely the film by Claude Lelouch "Un homme, Une femme" who with 47 international awards applied full spotlight on Deauville. We go to see a world of glitter with prestigious residences, luxury shops, the casino and some famous rides like the driveway boards, along the beach, where the cabins are Hollywood stars names.