Architecture: 7 incredible places open their doors to you inDeauville

Elegant seaside villas, Art Deco beach cabins, an Olympic-size swimming pool in the shape of a shell or a half-timbered mansion, inDeauville architecture is nourished by multiple influences. They give our territory a precious and surprising charm. During your stay, discover them by strolling through the streets of our cities, in contact with craftsmen at the Poterie de Bavent or during a getaway in one of our hotel-villas. This way the visit!

1. Where to see villas?


Taking the time to wander the streets and look up remains the best secret to discovering their architectural peculiarities. They are visible everywhere, even if some routes have the privilege of having more than others! Some clues? Take the following streets:

  • in Bénerville-dur-Mer: Avenue du littoral, Rue des lais de mer
  • in Blonville-sur-Mer: Rue Hoinville, Rue Avézard, Avenue Beauséjour, Avenue Michel d'Ornano (towards Villers-sur-Mer)
  • in Deauville: Rue Jacques le Marois, Boulevard Cornuché (opposite the André Maurois college-high school and on the sea side), Avenue du Général de Gaulle, Rue Robert Fossorier, Rue Olliffe
  • in Tourgéville: Rue d'Ivy, Avenue de la Terrasse
  • in Villers-sur-Mer: Rue des Foulans, Rue des Muttes, Rue des Bosquets, Rue Pasteur, Rue des Tamaris
  • in Villerville: Rue des bains, Allée du Jardin Madame

In Deauville, the Villa Strassburger is one of the centerpieces of the local heritage, an architectural jewel of the Norman style and the Belle Epoque, dominating theDeauville-La Touques racecourse from the top of his hill. It was erected in 1907 on the site of the Ferme du Coteau, property of the family of the novelist Gustave Flaubert, then bought by the American press publisher Ralph Beaver Strassburger in 1924. All year round, the villa opens its doors during of guided tours ; passing the doorstep, oil portraits of horses, relics of the life of the Strassburger family, furniture and caricatures bear witness to life in the period.


 Cultural and heritage guided tours 

Villers-sur-Mer promenadeDR
Villa StrassburgerSandrine Boyer-Engel
Streets of VillervilleDR
RidgeSandrine Boyer-Engel
Building in Villers-sur-MerDR

2. Rent an Art Deco cabin


At the start of the XNUMXth century, the Art Nouveau and Art Deco trends clash with the Anglo-Norman register of the city. Around an innovative project called "The Pompeii Baths", the architect Charles Adda created the sea baths and its cabins in 1923, a colonnaded establishment. The modern architecture of the establishment, the purity of the lines and the mosaic decorations are inspired by models from Antiquity 250 cabins, 50 of which are luxurious, organized in two quarters are built. Low and horizontal in composition, the Pompeian baths do not obstruct the view of the sea from the Casino terraces or the villas on the seafront. If the cabins are today You can always rent a postcard from Deauville. To choose the right cabin, you have two options: boulevard side and small indoor pools and baths side, for the Roaring Twenties atmosphere. Reservations are open every year from the month of January to theEstablishment of sea bathing, where you can also rent umbrellas, deckchairs, sunbeds and mattresses.

Art Deco cabins in DeauvilleBeatrice Augier
Mosaics of the Pompeiian BathsSandrine Boyer-Engel
Mosaics of the Pompeiian BathsSandrine Boyer-Engel

3. Climb to the top of a lookout


They were inaugurated recently, and yet. The two lookouts, installed on each side of the port between the yacht basin and Morny basin, represent the new essential of Deauville within the new district of the Presqu'île, like a gateway to the sea. Imagined by the architect and project manager of public and landscaped spaces Xavier Bohl, the couple of obelisks, 28 meters high, is actually a nod to the city's past. Going back to the 1874th and 1929th centuries is necessary to visualize the fixed lighthouse, with the same sailor look, built in XNUMX then destroyed in XNUMX. The facing of each belvedere is today made of Sebastopol stone for the coating of windows and window sills and Saint-Maximin stone for the bases, alternating white and black bands. By raising these new towers, the architect was able to restore the splendor of the Bassin Morny and thus affirm the maritime character of the district by playing a role of signal but also of landmark for the inhabitants, the navigators and the yachtsmen.

On the Empress Eugénie quay side, the belvedere invites you to climb – either by climbing the 170 steps or by taking the elevator – and offers a sumptuous 360° view. Sea as far as the eye can see on the north side, hilly Augeronne countryside on the south side, old center of Deauville to the west or Trouville-sur-Mer and its fishing boats to the east, all visitors are delighted. The tower installed on the side of the Navy quay has a more technical role, housing the harbor master's office, the Deauville Yacht Club, the sailing club, an office of the SNSM and the machinery that connects the two belvederes.


Useful information
Belvédère open every day from January 1 to May 31: 9 a.m. to 20 p.m. / from June 1 to September 30 from 9 a.m. to 21 p.m. / 
from October 1 to December 31 from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Empress Eugenie Quay, 14800 DEAUVILLE
Price: 2€. Ticket to be taken at the automatic terminal at the foot of the belvedere

The lookout points on the peninsula © Naïade Plante
The Belvederes of the PeninsulaNaiad Plant
The Clock Tower, located on the Presqu'île ©Naïade Plante
The Clock Tower, installed on the Presqu'îleNaiad Plant
New buildings on the Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie side ©Naïade Plante
New buildings on the Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie sideNaiad Plant

4. Swimming in a seashell

Due to soaring energy prices, the swimming pool is closing its doors from November 7 for an indefinite period.


La Olympic swimming pool of Deauville has everything going for it: seawater pumped off the coast of Deauville and heated to 28°C all year round, a 50-meter Olympic pool for long-distance swimming and architecture by Roger Taillibert, also behind the Parc des Princes in Paris and Parc Olympique in Montreal. Far from the traditional Norman style in vogue on the Côte Fleurie when it was built in 1966, it implements a process of long-span thin sails, experienced in the early 1960s and of which it becomes the specialist. With its concrete sails and its curves, the exterior of the swimming pool looks like a shell placed on the sand, facing the sea, sheltered from the sea winds. Inside, it is a huge vault that captures the sun and the light. An ideal place for a Nage, training or Aquagym lessons.


 The Deauville Olympic swimming pool 

Deauville Olympic swimming poolSandrine Boyer-Engel
Deauville Olympic swimming poolNaiad Plant
Deauville Olympic swimming poolDR

5. Meet the artisans at the Poterie du Mesnil de Bavent


You will find the source of inspiration for your home, which deserves an ornamentation worthy of the most beautiful residences in the region at the Pottery of Mesnil de Bavent, Norman know-how for 175 years. His speciality ? The finial, roof decoration characteristic of Norman architecture, which today rubs shoulders with a whole set of ceramic objects to decorate roofs, interiors, tables and gardens. During a guided tour offered only in summer, discover all the stages in the manufacture of finials, from their design to their finishes, as well as the pottery workshops.


 The pottery of Mesnil de Bavent 

Craftsman at the Pottery of Mesnil BaventDR
Finials made at La PoterieSandrine Boyer-Engel

6. Have a drink at the bar of the legendary Normandy


THEHotel Barrière Le Normandy ***** is one of the most majestic villas in Deauville, presented as "the most beautiful hotel in the world" when it opened. Its deliciously convoluted Anglo-Norman cottage-style architecture with its convoluted bell towers, its roofs adorned with finials and its painted half-timbered walls make it a legendary address. Within it, the palace houses a bar with British accents, with a stone fireplace and mahogany high chairs, where Winston Churchill used to be. The menu seduces with its daring cocktails and its selection of wines, produced by Manuel Peyrondet, Best Sommelier of France.


 Marvel at the decor of a legendary hotel 

Normandy Bar - Deauville ©Fabrice Rambert
Normandy's barFabrice Rambert

7. Attend a show in an Italian theater


It is, with Cherbourg, Lisieux and Evreux, one of the four Italian-style theaters in Normandy. It was built in 1912 within the Casino, at the initiative of Eugène Cornuché who relaunched the station by offering it an abundant artistic program. Its architecture is inspired by the Opera of the Palace of Versailles. It borrows from this model the oval-shaped room and the arch supporting the ceiling. The toile de Jouy marks the decor of the place which has kept its original composition. The stage frame is surmounted by statues of Neptune and Amphitrite (character from Greek mythology). Today, the theater hosts a program of shows from the Casino Barrière.


 The Barrière casino in Deauville 

Casino Barrière TheaterSandrine Boyer-Engel
Russian Art Festival at the Casino Barrière TheaterFestival of Russian Art

Where to eat ?


Within theHotel Barrière Le Royal *****, COTE Royal stands out with its period decoration: fine woodwork, majestic windows and sparkling chandeliers. Chef Éric Provost serves traditional gastronomic cuisine based on local products, following the seasons. Savor the hot pan-fried foie gras garnished with blueberry and ginger marmalade, dare the prawns marinated in satay spices and pak-choï cabbage and enjoy the mille-feuille in raspberry arlette with its pistachio cream.

In the heart of the Normandy countryside, the hotel LES MANOIRS DE Tourgéville, splendid and authentic Norman manor house, houses its bistronomic restaurant, the 1899. In the kitchen, chef Emmanuel Andrieu takes pleasure in mixing local products and flavors to simmer simple and refined dishes such as creamy risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano and small artichokes, veal osso bucco with citrus fruits and prawns in tempura and its sweet and sour sauce. Plates full of colors, to be enjoyed on tables adorned with white tablecloths, seated on comfortable velvet armchairs surrounded by large wooded fireplaces.

Facing the port of Trouville-sur-Mer and its fish market, the restaurant LES VAPEURS attracts curiosities with its 1920s setting arranged "à la Parisienne", its benches and vintage advertisements. Oysters, shrimp or seafood platters, mussels of all flavors and meats have made the establishment famous for nearly 100 years.

COTE RoyalFabrice Rambert
the 1899DR

Where to sleep ?


In an augeron mansion

Authentic manor of the Pays d'Auge from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, the hotel LES MANOIRS DES PORTES de Deauville is nestled in lush greenery, dressed in its original half-timbering and stones. Estate classified as a "Historic Monument", it houses 27 rooms and suites with exposed beams, shades of white and monumental fireplaces. At the end of the day, you can't resist the heated outdoor swimming pool.

In the cradle of Impressionism

It is the most famous inn in Honfleur: the Saint-Siméon farm ***** has seen the greatest impressionists, like Boudin, Monet and Courbet, captivated by the beauty of the place and its breathtaking view of the Seine estuary. It's your turn to be: the rooms are warm and with sloping ceilings, mixing the charm of the old with modern comfort.

The Mansions of the Portes de Deauville**** © The Mansions of the Portes de Deauville
The Manors of Portes de Deauville ****LES MANOIRS DES PORTES de Deauville
Saint-Siméon Farm**** © Ferme Saint-Siméon
Hotel La Ferme Saint-Siméon***** - Relais & ChâteauxSaint-Siméon farm

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Our tourist information offices:

Residence of the Clock
Empress Eugenie wharf
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean-Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Toques
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Louis Delamare Promenade
(behind the aid station)
14800 Tourgeville
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