Story 13: Living the Culture

Story 13: Living the Culture
Concert at the Festival Livres & Musiques de DeauvilleSandrine Boyer-Engel

Since the end of the 19th century, inDeauville
has been a land of inspiration and creativity
arousing the curiosity of painters, photographers, filmmakers...
Today, their history inspires a permanent cultural program
which aims to support creation, innovation and discovery
by welcoming artists for festivals or creative residencies
or creative residencies and to organize moments of meetings and sharing
and sharing with artists and their works.
The transmission to young audiences is a constant
that we find in most of the events.

April to May
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THE EASTER FESTIVAL

Created in 1996, the Easter Festival welcomes young chamber musicians to perform rare and ambitious programs in public, from trio to orchestra, from Baroque music to the great pages of modern music, combining voices, strings, winds, brass, percussion and keyboards. Each year, the concerts are held in the exceptional Salle Élie de Brignac, with its ideal woodland acoustics.

For more than twenty years, generations of musicians have followed one another at the Easter FestivalClaude Doaré
For more than twenty years, generations of musicians have followed one another at the Easter Festival © Claude Doaré

Easter Festival

May
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THE BOOKS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

In spring, the Deauville Books & Music Festival celebrates writers inspired by music. Dozens of authors and musicians take part in a different theme each year. On the program: readings, concerts, meetings, debates, workshops, signings and school days.

Concerts and book signings at the Deauville Book & Music FestivalSandrine Boyer-Engel
Concerts and signing sessions at the Deauville Book & Music Festival © Sandrine Boyer-Engel

Festival Livres & Musiques

June
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SOIREE MEDIEVALES DE TOUQUES

The Middle Ages as if you were there! Every year since 2011, the town of Touques has offered its preserved heritage as a backdrop for medieval festivities. For one evening, step back in time to the era of the Dukes of Normandy, Vikings, troubadours and knights.

Touques Medieval EveningNaïade Plante
Touques Medieval Evening ©Naïade Plante

Touques Medieval Evening

July and August
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THE SAND SHOW FESTIVAL

In more than 30 years, the Sable Show Festival has established itself in the landscape of current music festivals. From French song to rock and funk, the festival does not restrict itself to anything, in a mix of sure values and discoveries. It takes place every summer evening on the beach of Villers-sur-Mer.

The Sable Show Festival and its concerts by the seaNaïade Plante / Julien Boisard
The Sable Show Festival and its concerts facing the sea ©Naïade Plante / Julien Boisard

Festival Sable Show

THEATER IN VILLERVILLE

In Villerville, the theater blooms at the end of August. Since 2014, we reweave the thread of the artistic history of the city and perpetuate its soul with the renewed ambition to have artists reside there. It is not just another festival, but a mosaic of artistic initiatives.

Un Théâtre à Villerville, the moving festivalNaïade Plante
Un Théâtre à Villerville, the moving festival ©Naïade Plante

Theater in Villerville

August
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THE FESTIVAL OF NEW TALENTS AND GUESTS

A flagship event for classical music on the Côte Fleurie, the Festival of New Talents and Guests draws on its scope an original program. Its only requirement: to combine the excellence of the music with a strong interaction with the public.

 

The Festival of New Talents and Guests at Villers-sur-MerNaïade Plante
Festival des Nouveaux Talents et Invités at Villers-sur-Mer ©Naïade Plante

Festival of New Talents and Guests

MUSICAL AUGUST
 

Every summer, theAoût Musical de Deauville, the happy and studious antechamber of the Easter Festival, brings together around thirty of the most promising young musicians of their generation, offering rich and contrasting concerts, from Baroque music to 20th century masterpieces.

 

Musical August in DeauvilleNaïade Plante
L'Août Musical in Deauville ©Naïade Plante

August Musical

VILLERS-SUR-MER BOOK FAIR

Created in 2015, it invites about forty authors and personalities to Villers-sur-Mer to meet and exchange with their readers. Each year, a short story contest is organized to invite everyone to participate in this literary event.

                                                                                                                             

The Villers-sur-Mer Book Fair: artists meet their publicNaïade Plante / Sandrine Boyer-Engel
The Villers-sur-Mer Book Fair: artists meet their public ©Naïade Plante / Sandrine Boyer-Engel

Book fair

September
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THE AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

Since its inception in September 1975, the Festival has been the must-attend event of the fall film season with the presentation of over 100 films and the presence of American actors and directors in Deauville. Independent films, tributes, documentaries, premieres and screenings punctuate a festival in perpetual evolution, open to the general public with 60,000 festival-goers each year.
 

The height of American cinema in Deauville, with the presence of Johnny Depp and Pierce BrosnanNaïade Plante / Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Apogee of American cinema in Deauville, with the presence of Johnny Depp and Pierce Brosnan © Naïade Plante / Sandrine Boyer-Engel

American Film Festival

October to January
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CONTACT SHEETS

A festival of photographic creations, Planches Contact presents the work of photographers invited to Deauville for a residency, in order to match their photographic universe with the town. The festival's programming is structured around four themes: new and monographic exhibitions, the young talent springboard, the 25th Longines Hour competition and the monumental exhibition on the beach.
 

The unmissable exhibition on the beach of the Festival Planches ContactSandrine Boyer-Engel
The unmissable exhibition on the beach of the Festival Planches Contact © Sandrine Boyer-Engel

Planches Contact

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DEAUVILLE TOURISM
Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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VILLERS-SUR-MER TOURISM
Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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BLONVILLE-SUR-MER TOURISM
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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VILLERVILLE TOURISM
40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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TOUQUES TOURISM
20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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TOURGÉVILLE TOURISM
Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
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