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April 12th

Easter holidays: 10 must-see places to get away from it all

Easter holidays

In this particular year, the Easter holidays exceptionally take place from April 12 to 26, for all areas. During these two weeks of freedom, on the beach or in the heart of green parks, we run, walk, swim, gallop and pedal for our greater good.

 


Move inDeauville


Horse riding
© Naïade Plante
Skate
© Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Tennis court
© Henri Leconte

Exercise freely in a leisure park

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After the promenade des Planches, go behind the promenade Michel d'Ornano towards the Sea Lais Park, a vast four-hectare beachfront park that has become the preferred playground for swimmers, holidaymakers and sportspeople. We meet there to walk, but above all to freely enjoy the sporting course in twenty stages. To slide into the green, the riders meet at the Deauville skate park and its 500 m² of surfaces devoted to the practice of skateboarding, BMX and scooters. A Mecca for team sports, the Intercommunal Leisure Park extends over eleven hectares and is a true paradise to exercise in the open air: three grass football fields, two in synthetic turf, a playground for children, esplanades dedicated to pétanque, a fitness trail for one kilometer, a track of rollerblades and bicycles for the children.

 

 All inDeauville parks and gardens here 

 

Fill up on nautical activities

 

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The beautiful days are back inDeauville! An ideal opportunity to take off your shoes, take a good breath of sea air and enjoy the large expanses of wet sand. Or the waves of the English Channel. Or both.

Wingfoil
© PNVB
Yachting
© PNVB

Learn about wingfoil

The latest in board sports, the wingfoil is a hybrid version between windsurfing and kitesurfing. This very spectacular and unprecedented discipline consists in handling a wing held with two hands, "wing", on a SUP board. Secured by a leash, this novelty allows the rider to discover new sensations with unprecedented freedom of movement.

 

 Information and reservations here 

Take off in a sand yacht

Want speed on the sand? Taste the freedom during a sand yachting course, riding on the beaches of Blonville-sur-Mer and Villers-sur-Mer. A real sand kart, sand yachting is accessible to everyone, adults and children alike. At low tide, in a half-lying, half-sitting position, you will catch the wind, you will fly on two wheels and feel the breeze on your face.

 

 Information and reservations here 

Sailing lessons
© Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Longe-Côte
© Concept Sport Emotion

Learn to sail

By passion or simple search for freedom, we shoot, we hoist, we edge ... From initiation to improvement for the more athletic, on habitable sail. At leisure sailing lessons ou athletic, the two inDeauville nautical centers each offer a learning program that takes into account all ages and all tastes.

 

 All sailing lessons here 

Immerse yourself in salt water

For these Easter holidays, the most intrepid take the plunge during a longevity session! Aquatic hiking, the longe-côte consists of walking in the sea with a water level reaching up to the waist. AT Villers-sur-Mer, Blonville-sur-Mer ou Trouville-sur-Mer, whatever the beach, the feeling is more than invigorating.

 

 All the longe-coast sessions here 

Kayaking in Trouville
© Stéphane Huard-Marie
Paddle on the sea
© Sandrine Boyer-Engel

Go kayaking, on the river or at sea

From the sea, settle into a kayak for a hike at the foot of the Roches Noires with a monitor. For 2h30, you will walk along the 4km of clay cliffs that border the coast, culminating at 60 meters above sea level. Rather a fan of calm waters? Opt for a hike on the Touques, where you will descend the meanders of this coastal river.

 

 All kayaking activities here 

Balance on a paddle

Taste the pleasure of sliding on a paddle! Wide board native to Hawaii, the stand-up paddle, also known under the small name of "SUP", is a true trend among water sports. Armed with your paddle, let yourself glide over the water. To start, nothing better than a group outing with an instructor who will help you find your balance and move forward.

 

 All paddleboarding activities here 


Take a walk as you wish


Walk in Calouste Park
© Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Market and bike ride
© Olivier Houdart (left) / © Gregory Wait (right)

Stroll at Calouste Gulbenkian Park

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With the arrival of spring and its beautiful days, the Calouste Gulbenkian Park is adorned with its most sumptuous colors. As nature gently awakens and blossoms, there is nothing more enjoyable than strolling among the fabulous flower beds and remarkable essences it contains. A haven of peace that nature enthusiasts, the curious, lovers and families particularly appreciate.

 

Useful information
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Chemin des Enclos, 14910 BENERVILLE-SUR-MER
Reservation within Tourist Information Offices or on 02 31 14 40 00

Prices: € 3,50 (adults) / Free for children under 18

 

Walk the aisles of the markets

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In the village squares or under the wooden halls, the markets are essential here to taste the local gastronomy. From 8:00 am, we rush through the producers' stalls, basket in hand, according to our fancy and the scents that tickle our nostrils, our gaze drawn to the sideboards loaded with beautiful multicolored goods. Fresh fish taken directly from the boat, including shellfish, poultry, cheeses, seasonal fruits and vegetables, spices, country ham and terrines, we walk there to stock up on fresh products. that we like to bring home to simmer a good dish.

 

 InDeauville markets here 

 

Go on a hike

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Hiking is traveling at your own pace. On the heights of Mont-Canisy, at the heart of stud farm of Saint-Pierre-AzifWithin woodlands of Tourgéville or on the Greenway between Saint-Arnoult and Deauville, we have selected for you the most beautiful routes and trails to discover the augeron landscape. Local flora and fauna, heritage, grove and history ... We take our time, we breathe fresh air and we admire the different facets of the inDeauville territory.

 

 The hiking trails here 

 

Change mount

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Slow down on your vacation. Swap your car for a bike, rollerblades, a tandem or a rosalie to discover a city from a new perspective and appreciate every corner of the beauty of the Côte Fleurie. These machines, sometimes surprising, are sure to give you moments of fun. Click & collect booking.

 

 All bike rentals here 


Enjoy the sea air


Have fun on the beach
© Sandrine Boyer-Engel (left) / © Delphine Barré-Lerouxel (right)

Learn to fly

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An activity highly appreciated by children, the kite has fascinated for generations with its graceful and colorful aerial ballets. The pleasure of running into the wind while pulling the kite behind you has become a must on the beaches of the Côte Fleurie. This is why the Nautical center of Villers-Blonville organizes sessions for children aged 8 to 12 to learn how to grab, steer and spin their kites, at the foot of the Black Cow Cliffs. Just that.

 

Useful information
From Monday 19 to Tuesday 20 April from 12 p.m. to 13 p.m. / From Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 April from 14 to 15 p.m.
Nautical Center Villers-Blonville, Rue Alfred Feine, 14640 VILLERS-SUR-MER
Registration by email or on 02 31 87 00 30
Price: € 12 (children from 8 to 12 years old only)

 

Make children aware of the environment when fishing on shore

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Accompanied by an instructor, children aged 6 to 8 explore the marine world and learn about the wonders of nature. And because fun is the key to success for the little ones, this discovery session is punctuated by shore fishing. In cool, dry or sunny weather, they go in search of gray shrimps and other hidden species, learn to differentiate between different crustaceans. A great adventure that raises awareness from an early age to ecology and respect for the environment.

 

Useful information
From Monday 19 to Friday 23 April from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Nautical Center Villers-Blonville, Rue Alfred Feine, 14640 VILLERS-SUR-MER
Registration by email or on 02 31 87 00 30
Price: € 12 (children from 8 to 12 years old only)


Attend the Easter festival from your living room


Easter Festival
© Sandrine Boyer-Engel

For its 25th edition, the Easter Festival come to your home: completely new, the programming will be entirely digital and radio to offer lovers of chamber music the opportunity to attend the five concerts from a distance. Because it is since 1996 that the festival welcomes each year young chamber musicians in Deauville, to play rare and ambitious programs, from the trio to the orchestra, from baroque music to the great pages of modern music, associating voices, strings, winds, brass, percussion and keyboards. As every spring, the festival orchestra, L'Atelier de musique, will bring together the most promising chamber players, most of whom are in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation, with a tailor-made program by director Yves Petit de Voize. : Agate, Elmire and Girard quartets, Xenakis trio, La Fresque wind ensemble. And it is from an exceptional place, the Élie de Brignac room - with absolutely ideal woody acoustics - that the concerts will take place, as in each edition.

 

Useful information
April 17, 24 and 25, May 1 and 8 at 20:30 p.m. Online programming
To see the concerts, log in:

  - On the Facebook of the City of Deauville
  - On the Facebook of the Easter Festival - August Musical de Deauville
  - On the Easter Festival website
  - On the Recit Hall website
To listen to the concerts, log in:

  - South Music.Watercolor, the web-radio dedicated to classical concerts.
Delayed :

  - The concerts on April 24 and 25 will be broadcast on France Music
  - The May 1 concert will be the subject of a disc recording for the "Deauville live" collection

 


Where to eat: the best take-out addresses

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Restaurants, caterers and other delicatessens remain mobilized to offer you the best of their home cooking. To fully enjoy your Easter holidays, the chefs have put the finishing touches to the best menus for you to share with your partner, family or friends. Antipasti, seafood platters, snacking… In classic or gourmet versions, delivered or taken away, the dishes are all more tempting than the others.

 

 All take-out menus here 


Where to sleep: open accommodation

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From two to five star hotels, via neoclassical and Aubergine villas, many accommodations open their doors to you during the Easter holidays. Fireplaces, parquet or terracotta floors, beams or chiseled balconies, sea or countryside views, patios or vast parks, each stay can be a different experience to live inDeauville.

 

 All accommodation here 

All addresses