© Sandrine Boyer
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© Sandrine Boyer


Since the “American Film Festival” was launched in 1975, leading cultural and event initiatives have marked the panorama of Deauville. These initiatives and the Franciscaines will combine. Some shows will be performed in the auditorium situated in the Chapel, some festivals and main international events will be extended here, others will take place here.

Deauville cultural agenda is marked by six main events:

> American Film Festival;
> Easter Music Festival and Musical August welcoming in residence since 1996 some young soloists;
> Winter cultural season;
> Books & Music Festival, exploring each year new relations between words and notes;
> “Planches Contact”, a festival of photographic creation.

The artist residences – about a dozen per year – may also flourish in an appropriate environment, propitious to organize meetings with the public.

The Franciscaines will also feel the beat of the other main events of the city: sport and equestrian or economic events will offer the opportunity to meet and share, essential values of this land.

And each week, this place will propose from morning to evening events organized for citizens, associations and residents (readings, animations, projections, meetings)…that may lead to even more initiatives.