Story 14: Putting your imagination to work
The Franciscan cloister: a place for reading and meetingNaïade Plante

In a former place of worship erected in the nineteenth century by the nuns,
Les Franciscaines is an amazing place dedicated to culture.
It gathers a museum, an auditorium, a performance hall
exhibition, reading and documentation areas
structured around themes dear to Deauville:
horses, cinema, entertainment, photography
the art of living and youth.

The Franciscans


With its innovative scenography, this new place of life in Deauville invites the visitor to become an actor and to put his "imagination at work". Here, there is no set itinerary, everyone chooses according to their inspiration. Shows, concerts, literary encounters, conferences, large exhibitions, and cultural events linked to the artistic and editorial news of the place are programmed throughout the year. At the heart of the building, a museum is dedicated to the figurative painter André Hambourg (1909-1999). Thanks to a very dynamic acquisition policy, works by Eugène Boudin, Paul Signac, André Lhôte, Moïse Kissling, Raoul Dufy... have joined the museum collection. Thus, the temporary exhibitions of the Franciscaines reveal to the public the works that came from them as well as pieces lent by great national and international museums or impressionist paintings from the collection "Painting in Normandy".

Universe Deauville, one of the five main themes to be found at the FranciscainesNaïade Plante
Universe Deauville, one of the five main themes to be found at the Franciscaines © Naïade Plante

The Franciscans

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The Franciscans
145B avenue de la République,

Phone: +33 (0) 2 61 52 29 20
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm 

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+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

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Residence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du General Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first aid station)
14800 Tourgéville
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