Deauville, proud of its collaboration with the world’s leading photographers over the last century, launched in 2010 the Planche(S) Contact Festival of photographic creation, the only festival in France to be supported by public orders, counting on a specific artistic production. This opportunity for creation gives to the city a large contemporary heritage including pictures captured by Massimo Vitali, Paolo Roversi, David Amstrong, Kishin Shinoyama and many others. On the other hand, Deauville continues being the protagonist of photographic series taken by the leading photographs of the century: Robert Capa, Gisèle Freund, les Frères Seeberger, Jacques-Henri Lartigue…



Starting point of the reflection about the Franciscaines, it shows the donation made to the City of 536 paintings made by André Hambourg from 1925 to 1999. Painter of the Fleet, lithographer and designer, he developed a representational art which found its inspiration on the “Côte Fleurie”. The donation will be complemented by about forty works collected by the artist or exchanged with his colleagues (Marie Laurencin, Foujita, Van Dongen, Derain…). André Hambourg is the permanent guest of the Franciscaines museum. Further temporary exhibitions will be organized to show to the public most of the paintings belonging to the collection.


When Deauville acquired André Hambourg’s prestigious works, the City of Deauville was also acquiring the works of other painters (Eugène Boudin, Charles Mozin, André Lhôte, Othon Friez), which will be displayed at the Franciscaines site. This collection covers the period ranging from the end of the XIX and the XX century, in the field of figurative painting.