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THE BATHROOM CABINS POMPEIANS

 

Inspired by the Roman baths, the sea baths and its cabins were built in 1923 by the architect Charles Adda. In the same year, he created the Promenade des Planches which runs along the shore for 643 meters, unique in its kind.

 

The pompins bath© Patrice Le Bris
© Sandrine Boyer Engel
© Béatrice Augier

THE CABINS, THREE ATMOSPHERE

 

The 450 cabins of Deauville baths, distributed in 9 courtyards with Art Deco architecture, are rented by the day, by the week, by the month or by the season.

Three options: beach side on the famous Planches, boulevard side and small indoor pools and baths side, for the Roaring Twenties atmosphere. Reservations open each year from January at the Etablissement des Bains de Mer.

Appreciate the hotel's modern architecture, clean lines and mosaic decorations. A delicate universe populated by atriums, a fountain, galleries ...

© Béatrice Augier

ORIGINALLY

 

Like many seaside resorts, Deauville has based its reputation on the practice of sea bathing with curative effects. Several hydrotherapy establishments followed one another in Deauville from 1860, when the city emerged. In 1921, the Parisian architect Charles Adda (1873-1938) was the winner of a competition organized by the municipality of Deauville to replace the then very degraded bathhouse. Innovative, his project entitled "Pompeii baths"is inspired by models from Antiquity while being part of modernity through clean lines and the use of concrete. An important mosaic decoration breaks the monotony of concrete. 250 cabins, 50 of which are luxurious, organized in two districts are A network of porticoed galleries, sweating and massage rooms, a hammam, an American bar, a hairdressing salon and shops complete the ensemble. Low and horizontal in composition, the Pompeian baths free the horizon from the casino terrace. As soon as it was adopted, the project was built, then inaugurated on July 5, 1924, in the presence of Denise Gray. That day, she is disguised as Ondine, and bathes in the basin of the Cour des Bains.

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