Rues de Gheest, Pasteur,
Raspail et Laplace


Behind the seafront, it is found a district including many villas, most of them of the beginning of the century, lined on the road or slightly set back. Differently from the aristocratic seaside manors, these medium-sized villas are sometimes terraced houses. The atmosphere is peaceful, the small front-yard plants and flowers contribute to give a green nuance to the area.

Visit the Gheest, Pasteur, Raspail and Laplace roads, as if you were in a museum, and discover the wall decorations – painted half-timbering, brick and stone façade – and animated roofs. This harmonious and calm structure is emphasized by clerestories and hedges.

André Citroën, who loved spending time in Deauville, opened in 1928 in this district of the villas a garage and an exhibition hall for his cars (the current Morny cinema - 23 Avenue du Général de Gaulle).
In addition to models of the time (5CV, 7CV, B10, B12, B14), some caterpillars built for the “Croisière Jaune” were exhibited. One of them started to be used on the beach to bring bathers up to the sea.