5 must-see museums

to discover inDeauville & surroundings

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Les Franciscaines: Imagination at work

Occupied since 1878 by the congregation of Franciscan sisters who lived there, this remarkable heritage of Deauville is now a unique place, entirely dedicated to culture. It brings together a museum, an auditorium, an auditorium, exhibition, reading and documentation areas structured around themes dear to Deauville: horses, cinema, entertainment, photography, the art of living and youth. With its innovative scenography, this new place of life in Deauville invites the visitor to become an actor and to put his "imagination to work". Here, there is no set itinerary, everyone chooses according to their inspiration. Shows, concerts, literary meetings, conferences, large exhibitions, cultural events linked to the artistic and editorial news of the place are programmed throughout the year. At the heart of the building, a museum is dedicated to the figurative painter André Hambourg (1909-1999). The Cour des expositions and the Galerie des maîtres host temporary exhibitions.

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The Paleospace - Museum of France, an atypical and playful museum

Ideally located on the marsh, near the beach and the cliffs of the Vaches Noires, the Paleospace of Villers-sur-Mer is an atypical museum which proposes to you to return to the time of the Jurassic, 160 million years ago, when a warm sea covered Normandy. Spectacular, interactive and sensory reconstructions make it a cultural, scientific and fun place!
Open since April 2011, the Paleospace offers a permanent exhibition space of 300 m² focused on the interpretation of three sites located in Villers-sur-Mer: the cliffs Falaises des Vaches Noires, the marsh of Villers-Blonville and the Greenwich meridian.

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In Trouville-sur-Mer, the Villa Montebello, built in 1865 by the architect Jean-Louis Célinsky de Zaremba, preserves and exhibits since 1972 the museum's collections (paintings, posters, lithographs, drawings, manuscripts, objects, clothes...). A little further on the Côte fleurie in Cabourg, La Villa du Temps retrouvé is an invitation to travel back in time thanks to Marcel Proust, a true guide to the Belle Époque through a journey into the daily life of this fascinating and fertile period. On the other side of the Seine estuary, the André Malraux Museum of Modern Art in Le Havre is distinguished by an aesthetic of transparency and lightness that makes it a masterpiece of modernity.


Immerse yourself in culture with the Côte Fleurie Heritage Pass

Initiated by Normandie Cabourg Pays d'Auge Tourisme, the Côte Fleurie Heritage Pass is a real success.
This free cultural pass entitles visitors to preferential rates at ten partner institutions, three of which have joined the scheme this year: the Musée Eugène Boudin, Château de Crèvecœur and Château de Canon.
All the info here.


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+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

Our tourist information offices :

Residence 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 General Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first aid station)
14800 Tourgéville
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