Deauville – Tips
|Calais||A16, A28 and A29||3 hours||via Paris
|Dieppe||A29||1:30 hour||via Rouen and Liseux
|Le Havre||A29||0:50 hour||via Rouen and Liseux
|Cherbourg||N13 and the A13||2 hours||via Liseux:
|Marseilles||via Paris: A7, A6 and A13||9 hours||via Paris:
Via train. There is a train link between Paris and the shared railway station of Trouville-sur-Mer and Deauville. There are several daily direct (and ones where you need to change) trains. Fastest time is 2 hours.
Via Air: Deauville has an international airport with regular flights to the UK from companies like Ryanair.
There is no need for transportation inside the town, it’s small enough to walk everywhere although they do have a bus system.
Plenty of restaurants, and as you can expect some very decent even excellent ones. You’ll find different types, but many offer seafood. In total some 100 restaurants, one even on a river boat. There are a couple on the beach or close to it (try the “Le Ciro’s” located on the promenade).
Strangely enough, for a town with expensive tastes, there are no Michelin-starred restaurants. However, the restaurant inside the hotel Normandy, the “La Belle Epoque” is worth a visit.
Things To See/Things To Do
- Walk the beach promenade (even in the winter) and look at all the famous movie star names that are on the changing rooms. It’s Deauville equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Window shop alongside the casino streets (expensive, high fashion brand names)
- Spend a few hours in the luxury casino and pretend you are in Monte Carlo
Tip: Like every casino in France, you need official identification papers, like a passport, to get in.
- Admire the wonderfully maintained houses and buildings, all in the Normandy style.
- Take the small ferry to visit Trouville-sur-Mer (neighbouring town, separated by a small river. The ferry ride is 2-3 minutes)
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- Transport Getting There Via train. There is a train link between Paris and the shared railway station of Trouville-sur-Mer and Deauville. There are several daily direct (and ones where you need to change) trains. Fastest time is 2 hours. Via Ferry: Closest ferry harbours from the UK are Ouistreham (Caen)…
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