IN THE STEPS OF EUGENE BOUDIN

In Deauville

Born on July 12, 1824 in Honfleur, Eugène Boudin, a precursor of Impressionism, spent his youth in Le Havre and then, from 1864 onwards, stayed every summer in Trouville-sur-Mer and Deauville. He transcribed the scenes of seaside life, from the elegant women to the bustle of the markets, from the Augeron landscapes to the ports. As a painter of skies, he endeavored in his paintings to transcribe the transience of light, the changing skies, the material of clouds and the inconstancy of the sea. 

Landmarks: At the entrance to the Port Deauville seawall, a heritage plaque indicates where the painter regularly set up shop to paint the beach of Deauville, always with the same framing under different lights.

In 1884, he had his house built in Deauville, the Villa Les Ajoncs - a small Dutch cage - today renamed La Breloque, at 8 rue Olliffe - where he spent the last fourteen years of his life.
Eugène Boudin produced more than a hundred paintings and gouaches in Deauville.

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DEAUVILLE TOURISM
Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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VILLERS-SUR-MER TOURISM
Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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BLONVILLE-SUR-MER TOURISM
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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VILLERVILLE TOURISM
40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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TOUQUES TOURISM
20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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TOURGÉVILLE TOURISM
Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
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