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LE MORNY BASIN, IN THE HEART OF DEAUVILLE

It is the historic harbor basin of Deauville. It bears the name of the city's founder, the Duke of Morny, and is ideally located a stone's throw from the city center, at the entrance to the city and opposite the station: it has considerable advantages, including that of benefiting from all the attentions.

Footbridges in the Morny basin - Municipal portFootbridges of the Morny Basin © Sandrine Boyer-Engel
The municipal port, between Touques and the city center © Sandrine Boyer Engel
Fairing area © Naïade Plante

Doors and gangway, new pontoons, new rings, water and electricity terminals ... The City of Deauville has undertaken the renovation of its port facilities for several years and, more generally, the rehabilitation of the entire maritime district known as La Peninsula.

Port Municipal is located 300 meters from Place Morny. It is made up of two basins: the Morny Basin and the Yachts Basin.
Nearly 400 boats park there year-round, 60 visitors can moor there. On the city side, the basin is bordered by the Deauville Yacht Club and the sailing school, the fairing area and the port services.

Created in 1928, the Deauville Yacht Club (DYC) organizes more than 15 regattas each year, including the Cowes-Deauville, the Dragon International Open and the Laser Championship. With 250 members, it is the leading club in Basse-Normandie by the number of licensees. Its vocation is the practice of sailing in all its forms. Its sailing school, labeled French Sailing School, initiates navigation for all audiences, particularly school children. Soon, benefiting from the work to reconquer the peninsula, a new building will house the offices of the DYC on the Quai de l'Empératrice Eugénie.

The first building in the new district @DelphB
Doors installed in 2005 @ Sandrine Boyer Engel
Fairing area © Naïade Plante
Christian Menard

The Canaries, Cape Verde, the Azores, Bermuda… Christian, a retired salesperson, leaves Deauville each year for sunny destinations. A former marathon runner, he only discovered sailing at the age of 43. At 60, this passion has become his way of life. He resides aboard his 12-meter sailboat moored in the Morny basin. It is there, at the quay that he regulates the details of his solitary migrations.

"I feel good here in Deauville, we are very close to the city center and the atmosphere at the port is always lively and friendly. My floating house is here".

Christian Menard in residence in the Morny Basin

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