Marvel at the decor of a legendary hotel

You don't have to stay there to enjoy it. Have a drink at the bar, take a gym class or hang out in the lobby, forays into these legendary hotels with the most refined services and decor offer an exceptional and delicate break. You just have to walk through the door to see these treasures up close!

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Normandy, Royal, Golf: the charming trio of Deauville

At the start of the XNUMXth century, Désiré le Hoc, Mayor of Deauville, wanted to breathe new life into the seaside resort. With the help of Eugène Cornuché, famous owner of the Parisian restaurant "Maxim's", they built the casino and the prestigious hotels Normandy and Royal on the seafront, followed later by the Hôtel du Golf. From then on, personalities from the world of the arts, letters, politics, the press ... arrive on vacation.

Hotel Barrière Le Normandy Deauville *****
Hotel Barrière Le Royal Deauville *****
Hotel du Golf Deauville ****Fabrice Rambert

Le Normandy, a refined cottage

"Le Normandy? It's an Anglo-Norman cottage atmosphere

with Norman gables and linen sheets, apple trees and Norman cows in his garden "

Théo Petit, architect

The construction of the Normandy hotel, the plans of which were drawn by the architect Théo Petit, was completed for the summer season of 1912. In 1925, the acquisition of land allowed its extension to the north.
The Normandy hotel is established according to an H plan allowing the development of interior courtyards. The facades display a Norman style (checkerboard composition and wood panel). The picturesque nature of the building is reinforced by a main courtyard, called the "Norman courtyard", made up of pieces of grass planted with apple trees. It is closed by a barrier on rue Gontaut-Biron by shops, including the one occupied by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel from 1913.
In November 2015, Le Normandy closed for the first time since its inauguration in 1912. A six-month break for a complete makeover. Entirely emptied, the craftsmen are busy restoring the mythical hotel to its splendor while keeping its soul.
The rusticity of the exterior is opposed to the modernity, refinement and comfort of the interior fittings: the vast entrance hall, crowned by an elliptical ceiling supported by columns, the Louis XVI style woodwork of the bar, the ceiling and the ornamental panels of the restaurant, inspired by the decor of the games rooms of the Queen of Fontainebleau.

Hotel Barrière Le Normandy Deauville

5 stars
38 rue Jean Mermoz
09 70 82 13 14

The monumental Royal

The success of the 1912 summer season prompted the Société des Hôtels et Casino de Deauville to provide the resort with a second palace. Eugène Cornuché acquired from the Baroness d'Erlanger the Villa La Louisiane, built in 1861 for the Duke of Morny, founder of Deauville, to build the Hôtel Royal instead. The building, built according to the plans of the architects Théo Petit and Georges Wybo, was inaugurated in July 1913.
Established according to a U-shaped plan, the reinforced concrete hotel comprises seven levels and draws up its monumental facade, animated by an axial front section and two lateral front sections, facing the sea. The rigor of the elevation is mitigated by the variety of facings (checkerboard and wood panel), protruding elements (columns, balconies, loggias) and openings (rectangular, arches supporting a semi-circular or lowered vault, etc.).
The crossing entrance hall connects the entrance courtyard to the sea side. It is animated by arched arcades, accentuated by pilasters and piers (partitions between two bays) adorned with foliage wrapped around a stick. It distributes the bar and the dining room decorated in Empire style and open to the sea. The entrance on the courtyard side, punctuated by columns, gives access to the main staircase and two side galleries, inspired by the Galerie des ice cream at Versailles.

Hotel Barrière Le Royal Deauville

5 stars
Boulevard Cornuché
09 70 80 95 55

the very Norman Hotel du Golf

In 1927, the automobile car, then in full swing, authorized construction outside the city center. The Art Deco-style Hotel du Golf was inaugurated in 1929. Surrounded by a vast 70-hectare park, an 18- and 9-hole golf course, designed by the British architect Tom Simpson, is located there. A second 9-hole course, developed by the former British golf champion Henri Cotton, was added in 1964.
Work of the architects Georges Wybo, who already built the casino, and Eugène Lecompte, the modernity of this hotel is expressed by the simplicity of the volumetry and by the use of concrete. However, the checkerboard facing of the ground floor, the false wooden panel with refined patterns on the upper parts and the flat tile evoke the Norman style.
In the'interior, the story of Deauville displayed on a series of mounted canvases hung on the walls of the bar, Chesterfield furniture and English tartans mingle with contemporary evocations of the Norman terroir through giant sculptures apples and horses, the main staircase leads to a mezzanine and an Art Deco railing.

Hotel Barrière L'Hôtel du Golf Deauville

4 stars
Mont Canisy
09 70 82 03 33
A hotel built on a legend

Les Cures Marines, between baroque and modernity

The Hôtel & Thalasso des Cures Marines are located on a wing of the neoclassical-style casino of Trouville-sur-Mer, built in 1912 and extended in 1927. This space was transformed into a municipal museum until 1956, in the center of marine cures for twenty years, then remained unoccupied until the opening of Cures Marines in 2015. Two years of work and the addition of four levels were necessary.


Institut des Cures Marines Trouville Thalassa Sea & Spa

Thalassa Sea & Spa
Boulevard Cahotte
02 31 14 26 00

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

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Residence of the Clock
Empress Eugenie wharf
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 Toques
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Louis Delamare Promenade
(behind the aid station)
14800 Tourgeville
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