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August 06, 2021

Culture and Horse: the essentials of summer inDeauville

If the big events follow one another throughout the year inDeauville, the month of August brings a summer program of the most rhythmic between cultural festivals and horse and equestrian events of the most prestigious.


1. 20th August Musical

Until August 11, 9 concerts are presented at the Casino Barrière in Deauville, at the Franciscaines or at the Salle Elie de Brignac.

Thirty-five young chamber musicians from three festival-goer generations and twenty-five singers and musicians from La Chapelle Harmonique and La Tempête will explore in nine programs, rich and contrasting - between the Fables of La Fontaine de Clérambault and the Jerusalem of La Tempête - the works major baroque, classical and romantic repertoire but also those rarer by Moulinié, Caix d'Hervelois, Schütz, Pierre Le Venerable, Pärt, Florentz, Taneïev, Vierne, Bowles or Lili Boulanger.

Book your tickets at CID Deauville or at the inDeauville Tourist Information Offices for one or more concerts!


 The concert schedule is here 

2. Festival of New Talents

 Edgar Moreau and Pierre-Yves Hodique will open the ball for this 31st edition of the New Talent Festival, which will take place August 16 to 22 at the casino or at the Saint-Martin church in Villers-sur-Mer.

7 days, 7 concerts. The only requirement of the New Talent Festival: to combine excellence in music with strong interaction with the public.


 The new talent program here 


E. Moreau© julien_mignot
PY Hodic© B. Bake

3. Book Fair of Villers-sur-Mer

Book Fair - Edition 2020 © Naïade Plante

Since 2015, this show has invited around forty authors and personalities to Villers-sur-mer. This 7th Sunday edition will take place on August 22 in Le Villaré.

Claude Lelouch has been the godfather of this literary event since its creation. Each year, a theme is chosen according to the title of one of his films, this year "The ones and the others".


 More info here 

4. A Festival in Villerville

Theater in the city! From August 26 to 29, 4 days of festivity, 6 shows and 4 carte blanche will bring the town of Villerville to life in places not usually dedicated to live shows: a garage, a chalet, the beach or the surroundings of a Chateau…
Since 2014, a Festival in Villerville has been reweaving the thread of the artistic history of the city and perpetuating its soul with the renewed ambition to make artists reside there.
Following an in situ residency, professional artists take curious spectators through atypical performance venues. Thus Villerville keeps its promise of an art theater festival, both "scholarly and popular", which favors texts and actors.


 See lare representations here 



Dad Freezes


Company of Monsters




Incredible ! You will never guess ...




As you like it








5. 47th edition of the American Film Festival

Present since 1975 in Deauville, the American Film Festival will be chaired this year by Charlotte Gainsbourg for the Palmarès jury and Clémence Poésy for the revelation jury.
The Deauville Festival is the unmissable event for the back-to-school season with the presentation of around a hundred films. The Festival highlights the diversity of American cinema, from Hollywood productions to independent cinema films. It is open to the public and favors the meeting between cinema professionals and cinema enthusiasts.

For this 47th edition, the festival opens a window on French cinema with a selection of 5 unreleased films, which will be added to the American films presented each year.


 Everything about the 47th Deauville American Film Festival here 

And also ... The "Bel Eté des Franciscaines"

All summer, at the Franciscaines, the public is invited to sung or danced lectures, rethinking the themes of the universes that relate the rich cultural history of Deauville, its relationship to the horse, to the show, to the cinema ... interviews with academics and essayists who comment on the news every month.


 The program of the "Bel Été des Franciscaines" there 



1. Horse Racing

Every summer, inDeauville turns into the horse capital and hosts the most beautiful flat, trotting and obstacle races. From Deauville-La Touques to Deauville-Clairefontaine, no less than 35 race meetings bring together the best jockeys and trainers from all over the world to seek the most beautiful victories with their most beautiful mounts.

In August, the racecourse of Deauville-La Touques focuses on twenty days, a program of unparalleled richness and diversity with in particular no less than six Group 1 races, the races located at the highest level of the equestrian competition scale.

Each day is unique to Deauville-Clairefontaine ! With its 19 days of racing, the racecourse invites the public to discover all the disciplines of horse racing - the flat, the trotting and the obstacle - through different themes and numerous activities. Three races are emblematic at Clairefontaine: the Grand Steeplechase of the City of Deauville, the Grande Course de Haies-Guillaume d'Ornano and the Grand Prix de Clairefontaine, which closes the season every year. *


  Everything about the inDeauville horse here 

Meeting Clairefontaine© Hippodrome de Clairefontaine
Meeting Deauville Barrière 2020© France Galop

2. Barrier Deauville Polo Cup

Polo Cup Deauville 2020

Since the creation of the Deauville International Polo Club in 1907, polo has given rhythm to August in Deauville!

First exchange of mallets on Sunday August 8 at the Deauville-La Touques racecourse center! For 3 weeks, the Deauville International Polo Club welcomes the greatest European and Argentinian professionals for the Barrière Deauville Polo Cup.

On the program, 4 tournaments punctuate this month of polo: the Ladies Polo Cup, the Bronze Cup, the Silver Cup and of course the legendary Gold Cup, to close this sporting spectacle.

On August 9, beach polo matches are organized on the beach. A unique opportunity to discover this sport in a magical and fun way, all matches are commented on. Locals, vacationers or just curious will be able to discover this spectacular sport in a magical setting. 


 The Polo agenda is here 

3. Longines Deauville Classic

What would Deauville be without the Longines Deauville Classic? An equestrian event of the highest quality, from August 12 to 15. 

The best show jumping riders from over 20 different nations come to compete in this great competition for 4 days; tests labeled CSI 3 *, CSI 1 * but also a CSI Young Horses. The riders of the CSI 3 * compete on courses designed by the famous French course manager Grégory Bodo, who is going elsewhere, will participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

Sunday afternoon will be the last event, the Longines Grand Prix of the Normandy Region, at 1,50m, one of the most delicate. 


 Everything about the Longines Deauville Classic here 

Longines 2020© Timothé Taupin
Longines 2020© Naïade Plante

Throughout the summer, inDeauvile offers a web series dedicated to horses. Excellence in sport, sharing of horse passion, diversity of experiences, discovery opportunities for all, experienced or novices, horse well-being ... Between encounters and discoveries, an episode is broadcast every Wednesday on the Youtube channel and social networks of the municipalities inDeauville. Our first episode below.


Guided tours, conferences, exhibitions ...