Deauville Sights and Landmarks Guide, France
What are the most enjoyable sights that the town offers to its visitors, besides the blue of the sea and the gold of the beaches?
Being a seaside resort, fun is the mean occupation. So try to gain some money and have a lot of fun as well visiting the Casino Barriere, one of the most beautiful casinos in Europe. In this sumptuous decor, you can vary the pleasures, each instant with 320 slot machines, with black-jack, poker and roulette tables, three restaurants, three bars, a nightclub and a cinema.
There are some exceptional villas that are worth visiting, for example La Villa Strassburger. Built in a neo-Normand style, the interior offers a regular order of large rooms and a typical American furnishing. The luxury of its creation, its picturesque style and its magnificent gardens make it one of the most beautiful villas of Deauville, registered since 1975 in the Historical Monuments Inventory. Another architectural jewelry is the Town Hall, with its half-timbering. But you can be surprised by many more 19th century and 20th century great villas when strolling on the streets of Deauville. You will also be attracted by the hand-made ridge finials that you will see on the roofs of these villas.
When the evening comes and all you want to do is listen to the sound of the waves, take a stroll on the Les Planches, the beautiful promenade and try to read the names of the stars (that came for the American Film Festival) on the cabins that are lined up. Nearby you will also see the great Pompei Baths.
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For horse lovers there is Elie-de-Brignac establishment for the horse auctions. Its wood architecture favors classical concerts as well. Let’s not forget also that there are two large racecourses in Deauville, one built in 1864, and the other one in 1928, that host different international and national courses all year round.
Deauville is the symbol of the glamour tourism in France, once just a simple land for caws now is a chic seaside resort, a destination for high class tourism in Normandy. Second residences are in bloom and the week-end in Deauville is nowadays an institution for the Parisians, also due to the extension of the highway A 132.
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