Deauville is situated on the beautiful French coast of Normandy. Founded in 1861 by a relation of Napoleon III, the city is close to the beach (where tourists can enjoy long walks on the boardwalk) and also offers historical elegance. Deauville is easily accessible by ferryboat or railway and is 10 minutes from the Deauville-Saint-Gatien airport.
City of Horses
Deauville's symbol is the horse and the beautiful animal is celebrated daily throughout the city. Visit during Equi'Days, where each year there activities include two weeks of horse races, an auction and a horse-drawn carriage competition, plus crafters and artisans.
Deauville will keep travelers busy with choices such as parachuting, crazy golf (miniature golf), tennis and Les Circuits de Deauville, a Europe-only racing and aquatic adventure park that includes speedboats, go-karts, buggies and quads.
With its prime beach location, Deauville gives travelers access to way more than sun-baking and collecting shells. Take horseback riding lessons on the beach, rent yachts and catamarans or enjoy windsurfing lessons.
When to Go
Travelers will enjoy mild weather throughout the year in Deauville. Although the city receives high humidity, it avoids the ice cold winters and scorching summers that occur throughout the United States. Temperatures range between 42 in January and 74 in August. Tourist season is in the summer, when you may find the beaches packed and historical sites filled with visitors.
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