5 GREEN AREAS BY THE WATER

Parc des rives and photos in Deauville
A green lane was created along the Touques river with due respect for the surrounding natural environment. It stretches from the Pont des Belges to the sea. You can choose among two paths: the former is punctuated with a selection of Deauville images taken by the photographers invited every year to the Planche(s) Contact Festival; the latter explores vegetation through a 99-m-long azobé wood landing stage. The Path also continues to the other side, heading to the town of Touques.

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© Delphine Barre-lerouxel

The green lane on foot, by bike or on horseback between Deauville and Saint-Arnoult
The city centre of Saint-Arnoult (access next to the tennis field) and Deauville (access from Boulevard Mauger) are linked by a green lane of a bit more than 3 km, accessible to pedestrians, roller skaters, cyclists and horse riders. This path stretches along the right track of the Deauville-La Touques racecourse, crosses the Local leisure park, runs alongside the natural turf tennis fields of the Lawn Tennis Club Deauville Normandie and behind the Longines Deauville International Equestrian Complex, then reaches the edges of the Boucles de la Touques. Walk on a slow pace along this path, explore green areas filled with trees, and look at cows, ducks and swans!

 

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© Gwenaëlle Huard Marie

Boucles de la Touques and local fauna in Saint-Arnoult
The La Touques River*, flowing into the sea in Deauville/Trouville-sur-Mer, was displaced in the 1860s to construct the railway line coming from Paris. The irregular course of the river was adjusted to avoid building a bridge and the meander currently known as "la rivière morte de la Touques” progressively abandoned. The 1.5 km-long pedestrian-only banks are great to recharge your batteries in the middle of nature. You can relax on a bench, play petanque or just enjoy the children's playground. Fishing-lovers can enjoy the view of ducks and swans, but also fish carps, as this activity is permitted.

* The Touques River is one of the main rivers of the Pays d'Auge, together with Dives. It has its source in the Orne department and flows over 108 km before reaching the English Channel between Deauville and Trouville-sur-mer.

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The San Carlo Park and small bridges in Villers-sur-Mer
This oasis of nature, covering more than 600 m on the heights of Villers- sur-Mer, is a vestige of the great domain that belonged to the Béarn Countess until its death in 1929 and invites to a nice shady walk that crosses several small bridges over the San Carlo stream.

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The Montcel stream path and the small waterfall

in Villers-sur-Mer
This path stretches for 2 km along the Montcel stream up to the marshes of Blonville-Villers. Try not to miss trout that may appear after a bend or at the bottom of a small waterfall! Two small wooden bridges have been added to cross the stream. The path is bordered by a drop on the left and a hill on the right. This topography favours the stream flowing into the marshes and the water environment.

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