Story 4: Taking a horseback ride on the beach
On horseback on the beach of Villers-sur-MerGregory Wait

Every morning on the beaches of Deauville and at sunset
the horses enjoy the benefits of the sea water
and relax after a training session, a race or a competition.
A thalasso that is highly beneficial for their well-being.
A show but also an unforgettable experience.

A gallop on the wet sand



In the heart of what is one of the best breeding grounds in the world, inDeauville's equestrian centers take beginners and experienced riders on horseback rides along the fine sandy beaches. Trotting at the foot of the cliffs of the Roches Noires - Pointe du Heurt in Villerville, contemplating the multicolored parasols in Deauville and riding along the Anglo-Norman villas in Blonville-sur-Mer are some of the itineraries proposed.

Faraway, photographic series by Simon Procter for the Contact Boards Festival 2012.Simon Procter
Faraway, photographic series by Simon Procter for the Contact Boards Festival 2012.

Strolls on the beach

Nature hikes



Inland, the Pays d'Auge also offers shady paths along green meadows, bordered by white stud farms and half-timbered houses. The instructors vary the pleasures with walks in the Auge countryside at Saint-Pierre-Azif, where you can walk along hilly paths and vast apple orchards. They also show you the sometimes steep coastline on the heights of Mont-Canisy above Bénerville-sur-Mer. In the Marais de Blonville-Villers, we ride between canals and ditches where protected animal and plant species live.

Horseback riding in the Marsh of Blonville-VillersTown of Villers-sur-Mer
Horseback riding in the Marais de Blonville-Villers

Nature outings

Address book



Pôle International du Cheval Longines-Deauville
14 avenue Ox and Bucks,
Tel: +33 (0) 2 31 14 04 04
Riding schools, careers, gallop track, grass paddocks, stables, clubhouse and restaurant. Horseback riding on the beach of Deauville (level 3).

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Equestrian Center of Blonville-sur-Mer
1 rue des Tennis,
Tel : +33 (0) 2 31 88 89 60.
Riding school, round pen and track. Horseback riding on the beach of Blonville-sur-Mer (gallop 2 in group outings / all levels in private outings), in the Marais de Blonville-Villers (all levels) and at Mont-Canisy (gallop 2).

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Haras du Manoir
Le Manoir,
Tel : +33 (0) 6 83 36 22 97
Riding school, round pen, 2 careers, track, paddocks and club-house. Horseback riding on the beaches from Villers-sur-Mer to Deauville (gallop 3) and in the Auvergne countryside (all levels).

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Club Hippique La Mangeoire
Rue Reynaldo Hahn,
Phone : +33 (0) 2 31 98 56 24
Riding school, round pen, tracks, club-house and restaurant. Horseback riding on the beach of Deauville (all levels).

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Bellifontaines Stables
3 chemin des Terrois,
Phone : +33 (0) 6 61 43 78 88
Riding school, tracks, paddocks and club-house. Horseback riding on the beach at the foot of the Cliffs of the Black Rocks - Pointe du Heurt (all levels) and in the countryside around Villerville (all levels).

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Contact us :
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

Our tourist information offices :

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
See the opening hours