LE TRAIT D'UNION, THE TROUVILLE-DEAUVILLE FERRY

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Since the end of the 19th century, the Trouville-Deauville ferry, called Le Trait d'Union, has linked the two banks of the Touques River at the two ports. The maritime passage between the two towns was born when the first bridge linking Deauville and Trouville-sur-Mer was under construction, the Pont de l'Union, now renamed the Pont des Belges in reference to the Second World War. At the time, the construction site attracted many curious people and a ferryman began to show people around Deauville on his little boat, going from one bank to the other. This means of transport was perpetuated to give birth to the ferry that we know today.

The ferry crosses the Touques at high tide every weekend, public holidays and during the school vacations; as well as every day from March to September.

At low tide a footbridge is accessible to cross.

The ferry leaves every 5 minutes, go to Quai Albert 1er in Trouville-sur-Mer to board!

Cross the Touques river

And discover the peninsula!

Manu, the current captain, began steering as a seasonal ship's boy at age 14 before graduating as a merchant marine captain and becoming a ferry captain a little over 35 years ago.

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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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