From remarkable villas to the Falaises des Vaches Noires, passing by the personalities and artists who have left their mark on the destination, set off with the guides from the tourist information offices to discover the emblematic places that still create history today, and the stories to be shared inDeauville.


A calendar of themed tours is available from February to November: all tour dates at the bottom of the page.

Sandrine Boyer Engel

Deauville, History and heritage

from May to October

Take a fabulous trip back in time to 1860, when Deauville was founded by the Duc de Morny. Since then, the seaside resort has continued to evolve and forge an international reputation. Discover its history and some of its finest monuments, between modernity and preserved architecture.

> 2 km - 1h30

Naïade Plante

Fun guided tour: Deauville and its riddles

April to August
Like a little detective, decipher the clues along the way... The city trail takes children on a tour of Deauville's landmarks, personalities and history. At each stop, they'll have to fill in a booklet containing games, riddles and other questions to help them discover the town while having fun.

> 1h30

Sandrine Boyer Engel

Deauville, architecture and villas

April to October
All the richness of seaside architecture is on offer on this tour of the town's most beautiful villas.

> 1h30

Sandrine Boyer Engel

Deauville the inspiration

Like the plein air painters and impressionists, many artists, writers, photographers and film-makers have drawn their inspiration from Deauville, influenced by the sea and light, the atmosphere and ambiance of the town. Follow in the footsteps of these emblematic artists inspired by Deauville.

> 1h30

Secret stories of Villers-sur-Mer's seaside villas

May to November

At the end of the 19th century, Villers-sur-Mer became a fashionable destination for sea bathers and Parisian high society. The seafront was redesigned to offer a pleasant, worldly stroll, and villas, each more original than the last, sprang up to impress their neighbors and assert their status. Like theaters and opera houses in the 19th century, seaside resorts were prized for seeing and being seen. Along the streets, many of which bear the names of Villers' pioneers, come and discover the anecdotes that punctuate the town's history.

> 2.5 km - 2h

Discover the Vaches Noires cliffs

February to August
Step back in time at this exceptional paleontological site and discover its secrets. A family outing with an introduction to fossil collecting.

> 3 km - 2h

Villers-sur-Mer during the war

in May and October
Discover Villers-sur-Mer under the Occupation. Relive and understand the life of Villers-sur-Mer residents during this period of waiting and living with the occupying forces, through places and streets that bear witness to this painful era. 

> 4 km - 2h

Villers-sur-Mer's Saint-Martin church and its stained glass windows

April to October
Too small to accommodate summer visitors, the church was rebuilt in 1872 thanks to donations from parishioners and church wardens. The church's stained-glass windows are now listed as Historic Monuments. Real "walls of glass", created by the Ebroise workshop Duhamel-Marette, they are one of the masterpieces of the late 19th century in the Lower Normandy region.

> 300 m - 1h30

The soul of Villers-sur-Mer

March to November
How did a small village between land and sea become a popular seaside resort on the Côte Fleurie? Why brick? Why so much fantasy? Take a look at Villers-sur-Mer's heritage and architecture, from the first villas of the 19th century to the latest constructions of the 2000s. The story of an old village that became a seaside resort without losing its soul.

> 3 km - 2h

Beach secrets

July to October
What are the cobs for? Who hides under the sand? Why does the sea rise and fall every day? These are just some of the secrets revealed on this sea-themed tour of a coastline with surprising biodiversity and contrasting landscapes.

> 3 km - 1h30

Sandrine Boyer Engel

Taste the Pays d'Auge

April to October
Take a stroll along the lanes of Villers-sur-Mer for a taste of the Pays d'Auge! A unique subsoil, a landscape shaped by water, the main theme of this tour. An immersion in the land that continues on arrival with a tasting of traditional products made on Auge farms.

> 6 km - 3h

Julien Boisard

Crossing the Vaches Noires cliffs

July to August
From Villers to Houlgate, take to the beach and discover the panorama of the Vaches Noires cliffs, a unique landscape on the French coast. A geological discovery on an unusual journey, with an introduction to fossil collecting.
> 6 km - 3h30

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Between the beach and the Blonville marshes

July to August

The Blonville-Villers marsh reveals itself. A link between land and sea, the coastal marsh is an area of unique flora and fauna. On this tour, discover the birds, mammals, insects and plants that make up this unique landscape.

> 2.5 km - 2h

Joêl Lefebvre

Deauville and Cinema

The filming locations, the homes of vacationing actors and the anecdotes that have peppered Deauville's film shoots and festivals. It's also a great opportunity to evoke the history of the barriers on the boards named after American actors.
> 1h30


Contact us:
+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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