Villa Camelia© Béatrice Augier
© Sandrine Boyer Engel
© Delphine Barré

Nourished by several architectural influences, this seaside resort offers a great variety of architectural styles. Deauville was a modern city at all times, bold and creative, understanding its talents. Brilliant expressions of city planners, landscapers and architects are still there. Villas are often amazing, sometimes considered real architectural masterpieces, giving to Deauville an original, characteristic, precious charm, surprisingly different in each district of the city.


The identity of Deauville is based on three main characteristics: extremely creative, shining, eclectic or more modest architectures; originality and strength of its urban plan; role of gardens and fences, fully contributing to the general ambience of the city.


© Delphine Barré

Creativity is preserved


Deauville is one of the pioneer French cities elaborating in 2005 a “Zone de protection du patrimoine architectural, urbain et paysager” or ZPPAUP (Architectural, urban and landscape heritage protection zone). Likewise, in 2015, the “Aire de mise en valeur de l'architecture et du patrimoine” or AVAP (Architecture and Heritage Valorization Zones) succeeded to it, focusing on sustainable development and on a broader vision of all the city, from the hills to the sea. The AVAP protects and promotes traditional houses and focuses on new high-quality building, respecting the sense of the place. In line with the spirit of the “Grenelle de l’environnement”, it also makes recommendations aimed at good integration of technical facilities for energy control and production, within the framework of sustainable development and heritage preservation.