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AT SEA: 5 NAUTICAL ACTIVITIES TO DISCOVER THE COAST

Take off! With nearly 40 km of seaside, the Côte Fleurie offers a succession of breathtaking landscapes mixing sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and marinas. On board a sailboat of the Deauville Yacht Club, installed on the river shuttle Gulf Stream II direction Le Havre, at the controls of the old “François Monique” rigging from Trouville-sur-Mer or standing on a paddle in front of the Falaises des Vaches Black, take advantage of the exceptional spots to indulge in your favorite nautical activities and contemplate the most beautiful Norman beaches.

1. On board the ferry from Trouville-sur-Mer

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A must-see attraction since the construction of Deauville in 1860, the Trouville ferry boarding passers-by on both sides of the banks of the Touques between Deauville and Trouville. Under a blazing sun or in the rain, you are warmly welcomed by "Manu du bac", as the locals like to call it. On board, we talk about markets, villas, the beach, entertainment, the preserved environment of cities and shopping. Anecdote: it is the smallest crossing in France with 220 meters in three minutes!

2. Crossing the Estuary between Deauville-Trouville and Le Havre

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Take a seat on the Gulf stream II and let yourself be guided on the waves of the Estuary to reach Le Havre along the Normandy coast. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this city seduces with its unique architecture imagined by the visionary Auguste Perret and its cultural heritage. As soon as you arrive, walk along the quays until André Malraux Museum of Modern Art. Impressionism is widely represented, making this museum the second most important collection in France, after the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Then stroll in the Perret area and head to The volcano, cultural space and national scene which today houses the Oscar Niemeyer library. A stone's throw from here, don't miss theSt. Joseph's Church and its New York skyscraper air, with its octagonal lantern tower and its 6500 colorful stained glass windows. End your day on the beach pebbles, lined with restaurants, bars and colorful huts.

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To go further, the crossing from Deauville-Trouville offers an optional stopover in Étretat on several dates. During 3 hours, admire the majestic chalk cliffs from the sea which make the Alabaster Coast famous under the comments and historical anecdotes told by a guide. An original way to discover the coast differently. To your cameras!

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3. On a sailboat during a sea trip

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Embark on a sailboat with the Deauville Yacht Club and set off from Deauville for a two-hour sea trip to discover the world of sailing. Whatever your age or your level, led by Malko, an expert in the subject, you will pull edges in front of the beaches of the Pays d'Auge and the cliffs of the Black Rocks, accompanied by sea birds. You can also admire the estuary of the Seine and its bay between Cap de la Hève and Bernières-sur-Mer, take a foray into the Touques to embrace Deauville and Trouville, appreciate this very special light that attracted the impressionist painters at the end of the day.

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4. At the controls of an old rig

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Take a seat aboard the François Monique, a shell sloop built in Brest in 1935! Rehabilitated by the association " Little Jib », The rig invites you to discover the pleasures of traditional sailing from Trouville-sur-Mer. Offshore, you can admire the Côte Fleurie and the Côte de Nacre and even take part in the maneuvers with the crew if you feel like it!

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5. Standing on a paddle

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Taste the pleasure of sliding on a paddle! Stand-up paddleboarding, also known by the small name of "SUP", is a real trend among water sports. By the beach, along the seaside villas, the Pole Nautique Villers-Blonville offers an ideal spot to discover the inDeauville coastline and the Falaises des Vaches Noires during a group lesson or a solo stroll. And as the saying goes, “The more you are crazy the more you laugh”, rent a giant paddle and go off to Villers-sur-Mer with your friends or family for a moment of fun guaranteed.


Where to eat ?

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Right in the Presqu'Île de la Touques, we sit on the restaurant terrace Honorine to peacefully enjoy the view of the marina, away from noise. The menu is mainly made up of dishes cooked with local and regional products. We enjoy the foie gras marinated in Porto, oysters from Asnelles and the cod steak with truffle cream.

Once the pontoon has been crossed, embark on The houseboat, authentic restaurant boat moored between the masts of pleasure boats docked in front of the marinas of Port-Deauville. Cruise on board atmosphere, you can taste a fish terrine as a starter, followed by a wing of hazelnut butter skate or a duck breast lacquered on the plate to finish with a red fruit panacotta or tarte tatin.

On the Market Place located in the heart of Deauville, the Yacht cafe invites you to set sail in a seaside decoration made of wood, large ivory-colored armchairs and striped cushions. Its menu offers a variety of snacks, breakfast formulas, gourmet pleasures at all times and traditional brasserie dishes (fish, seafood, salads, pasta, burgers and meats).

Honorine
The houseboat
The Yacht Café

Sleep like a sailor

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Do you want to sleep in the cabin of a yacht? This is what offers Fair play time, which provides a yacht to live this totally unusual experience. Inside, the comfort of the furniture and decoration dressed in teak assure you a sweet night lulled by the waves with breathtaking views of the entire Deauville beach from the open sea. The boat also provides bikes for walking around the city center.

Immediate boarding at the hotel The liner ! In the charming town of Villerville, passengers are welcomed in 16 cabin rooms and their private terraces located on pontoon No. 1 and pontoon No. 2 with the only horizon: the sea. Each cabin reveals a unique decoration where blue and white play with the reflections of crystal and water.

By the sea, the Villa Le Phare enjoys an ideal location in the heart of Deauville with a view of the two lighthouses and piers of Deauville-Trouville. This sailor villa has been completely redesigned and fitted out for weekend or vacation rental. The garden and interior spaces are suitable for stays with family or friends.

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