When you walk in Deauville, exceptional villas, mansions and buildings bear witness to the history of the seaside resort. Through the diversity of styles, their sometimes daring overlaps, Deauville illustrates its unique creative identity.

An open-air museum!


© Beatrice Augier

Les chalets

Finely carved wooden balconies and large openings

The use of the term "chalet" appeared when the station was created. These architectural references stem from the hygienist movement of the mid-19th century. The importance of nature, clean air, the sea or the forest, then found a new relationship with the living environment and the organization of the house around large openings. Examples: Villa Camelia - Boulevard Cornuché -Villa Sweet-cottage, 26 rue Jean Mermoz

© Beatrice Augier

Art Nouveau & Art Deco

Raw concrete, curves and mosaics

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Art Nouveau and Art Deco trends met with the Anglo-Norman register of the city. These styles found in Deauville some masterful achievements with deliberately modern writing. Examples: The post office, rue Robert Fossorier - Les Bains pompéiens which runs along the promenade des Planches - The Point of view, Place des six fusillés - The Villa les Abeilles at 15, boulevard Cornuché

© Deauville International Center

Second Empire villas

Bricks and material processing

They are the oldest, the most sober, in monochrome or polychrome brick, raised in facades of cut stones, niches, pilasters or busts. The effects are created by the types of roofing (roof space, croups, penetrations, gables, etc.) and the materials used (natural or glazed terracotta, limestone and brick, colored earthenware, plaster and hexagonal rubble, etc.). Examples: Villa Sainte Claire, seat of the Community of Communes Cœur Cote Fleurie, 12, rue Robert Fossorier - Le Cercle, at the corner of Rue Jacques Le Marois and Boulevard Cornuché - La Villa Suzanne, 11 Boulevard Cornuché.

© Delphine Barré

The historicist current


The builders of the 19th century have a passion for history. The seaside villas of Deauville of this period, very eclectic, mix borrowings from the classic, Italian or Flemish styles. The strong craze of this century, for the medieval period, under the influence of theorists like Viollet-Leduc, brings this dominant. The historicist reference strongly marked the architecture of the city. Example: Villa le Paradou, 83, rue Victor Hugo

© Sandrine Boyer Angel

Norman style

Wood planks, checkerboards and colors

Following this historicist movement, the Norman style is essential in Deauville, born from the craze for several centuries of rural constructions in the Pays d'Auge: timber framed, checkerboard brick fittings, use of painted wood and subtle play on roofs ... From the 1920s, the wooden decor was even made of painted cement. Examples: The Normandy Hotel, Place François André - The Town Hall at 20, rue Robert Fossorier - The Villa Strassburger at 1, Avenue Strassburger.


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Residence of the Clock
Empress Eugenie wharf
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 Toques
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Louis Delamare Promenade
(behind the aid station)
14800 Tourgeville
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