Story 8: Going out to sea

Story 8: Going out to sea
Sandrine Boyer-Engel

InDeauville has sea legs. The taste for cross-Channel regattas came very quickly.
A happy stopover town for the Tour de France à la voile in 2013, an anchor town for the Cowes-Deauville
which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021, and has twice welcomed the sailors of the Solitaire du Figaro.

As the gateway to the Bay of Seine and the English Channel, Deauville has a reputation for technical sailing.
Between major events, the Deauville Yacht Club and its sailing school
are on hand to organize regattas, outings and sailing lessons on liveaboards.

With a total of 1,250 moorings, the area's two harbors - Port-Deauville and Port Municipal - offer a large capacity and a wide range of services.
offer great capacity and an exceptional downtown environment.
Light sailing is also practiced in Villers-sur-Mer and Blonville-sur-Mer
where the Pôle Nautique Villers-Blonville offers catamaran courses all year round.

On a nice sailboat,
accompanied by a skipper



With more than 250 members, the Deauville Yacht Club will take you on a J80 sailboat for a trip on the sea, easy to handle and perfect to discover sailing. If you have the level 3 FFV, you can rent a sailboat in total autonomy.


2-hour trip between Touques and the sea (all year round)
J80 and Dragon rental, self-guided or with instructor - FFV level 3 required
Quai de la Marine, 14800 DEAUVILLE
Tel: +33 (0) 2 31 88 38 19
InDeauville, sailing is often sporty on the water reputed to be technicalJean-Claude Boscher
InDeauville, sailing is often sporty on the reputedly technical stretch of water © Jean-Claude Boscher
On an old rigging,
like a sea wolf



Aboard the François Monique, a former Brest harbor sloop built in 1935, the crew of enthusiasts will tell you the story of this exceptional boat and the anecdotes of its restoration, while discovering the coast from the sea.


4-hour outings from May to November
Port de Deauville, 14800 DEAUVILLE
Tel: +33 (0) 6 83 21 90 97
The François Monique, old rigging renovated for the pleasure of old-fashioned sea tripsAssociation Petit Foc / Naïade Plante
The François Monique, old rigging renovated for the pleasure of old-fashioned sea trips © Association Petit Foc / Naïade Plante
On a boat,
to see the Côte Fleurie and link Le Havre



Aboard a speedboat, you'll be guided for a few hours as you cruise the Côte Fleurie, from Houlgate to Honfleur, or cross the Seine estuary to Le Havre.


Sailing along the Côte Fleurie (all year round)
Estuary crossings (summer)
Quai Albert 1er, 14360 TROUVILLE-SUR-MER
Tel: +33 (0) 6 07 47 14 12
The Gulf Stream II, a shuttle that crosses the Seine estuary to Le HavreKévin Thibaud
The Gulf Stream II, a shuttle that crosses the Seine estuary to Le Havre © Kévin Thibaud
On a tray,
just a few minutes



Going from Deauville to Trouville-sur-Mer by boat and vice versa is child's play. Board the Trait d'Union, a small boat that links the two resorts when the tide is high. Anecdote: it is the shortest crossing in France with 220 meters in three minutes!


Departure from Trouville-sur-Mer : Quai Albert 1er
Departure from Deauville : Esplanade du Quai des Yachts
Every day, every 5 minutes at high tide, footbridge at low tide.
Trouville-Deauville ferrySandrine Boyer-Engel
Trouville-Deauville ferry © Sandrine Boyer-Engel
On a kayak,
to fish in the sea



Head out to sea, take out the bait and see what the sea has to offer. The waters of the English Channel are full of excellent mackerel, clams, shrimp, cockles, sole and other shellfish.


Kayak rental with fishing rod holders (year-round)
Beach (extension of rue Denain),
Tel: +33 (0) 7 82 64 10 09
Sea kayaksNaïade Plante
Sea kayaks ©Naïade Plante

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+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

Our tourist information offices :

Résidence 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 Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
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