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 fine sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and marinas. Aboard a sailboat from the Deauville Yacht Club, installed on the Gulf Stream II river shuttle towards Le Havre, at the controls of the old rig "François Monique" departing from Trouville-sur-Mer or standing on a paddle facing the Falaises des Vaches Noires, take advantage of exceptional spots to indulge in your favorite water sports and contemplate the most beautiful Normandy 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 embarks 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 him. On board, we talk about markets, villas, the beach, entertainment, the preserved environment of cities and shopping. Anecdote: it is the shortest crossing in France with 220 meters in three minutes!

When ? Daily, every 5 minutes at high tide; at low tide, a footbridge lowers between the quay of the Casino de Trouville and the Touques peninsula.

 

 Meeting with Manu from the Bac 

Trouville Ferry ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel / Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Trouville FerryDelphine Barré-Lerouxel / Sandrine Boyer-Engel

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 cultural heritage and its unique architecture imagined by the visionary Auguste Perret. As soon as you arrive, walk along the quays to the 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.

 

 Book your crossing 

Sandrine Chardon

3. On a sailboat during a sea trip

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Embark on a sailboat with the Deauville Yacht Club and set off off the coast of 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 field, you will tack off the beaches of the Pays d'Auge and the Roches Noires cliffs - Pointe du Heurt, accompanied by seabirds. You can also admire the Seine estuary and its bay between Cap de la Hève and Bernières-sur-Mer, make an incursion into the Touques to embrace Deauville and Trouville, appreciate this very special light which attracted the impressionist painters at the end of the day.

 

 Stroll between Touques and the sea 

Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Sailboat off Trouville-sur-Mer ©Deauville Yacht Club
Deauville Yacht Club
© Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Sandrine Boyer-Engel

4. At the controls of an old rig

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Take a seat aboard the François Monique, a shellfish 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 maneuvers with the crew if you feel like it. says !

 

 The calendar of sea trips 

Petit Foc Association
Petit Foc Association

5. Standing on a paddle

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Taste the pleasure of sliding on a paddle! The stand-up paddle, also known as "SUP", is a real trend among water sports. At the edge of the beach, along the seaside villas, the Pole Nautique Villers-Blonville offers an ideal spot to discover the inDeauville coastline and the Black Cow Cliffs during a group lesson or a solo ride. And as the saying goes "the more the merrier", rent a giant paddle and go off to Villers-sur-Mer with your friends or family for a moment of guaranteed fun.

 

 Paddle lessons and rentals 

Guided paddle outing ©PNVB
Accompanied paddle outing © PNVB

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 LA PENICHE, 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
LA PENICHE
LE Yacht Café

Sleep like a sailor

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In Villerville, the Grand Bec domain consists of rooms and independent cottages, nestled in a two-hectare park between a tennis court, a mini-farm, and, the icing on the cake ... the sea as far as the eye can see. A timeless place where you wake up to the sound of the waves.

By the sea, the Villa The Lighthouse 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.

Domaine du Grand Bec in Villerville ©Naïade Plante
The Domaine du Grand BecNaiad Plant
Villa Le Phare in Deauville ©Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Villa The LighthouseSandrine Boyer-Engel

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14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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14113 Villerville
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14800 Toques
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Louis Delamare Promenade
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14800 Tourgeville
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