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12 Things to Do in Deauville

Up-to-Date 2024  –  By Culture Francia Team

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What to See & Do

Deauville Overall Appeal ★★★★☆

  Name Appeal Type Visit Cost
01 Town Center ★★★★☆ Walking Around Self Free
02 Retro Sidecar ★★★★☆ Sidecar Excursion Tour Paid
03 Beachfront ★★★☆☆ Walking Around Self Free
04 Beach ★★★☆☆ Beach Activities Self Free
05 Marina & Dykes ★★☆☆☆ Walking Around Self Free
06 St. Augustin Church ★★☆☆☆ Church Self Free
07 Strassburger Villa ★★☆☆☆ House Museum Either Either
08 Honfleur Market ★★☆☆☆ Food Market Self Free
09 Belvedere ★★☆☆☆ Panorama Self Free
10 Walkway ★☆☆☆☆ Panorama Self Free
11 Les Franciscaines ★☆☆☆☆ Museum - Exhibitions Self Paid
12 Notre-Dame de Pitié Chapel ★☆☆☆☆ Chapel Self Free

01. Town Center

Picturesque street view of Deauville town, featuring traditional half-timbered buildings and quaint shops.

Appeal ★★★★☆
Type Walking Around

Visit Self
Cost Free

The heart of Deauville boasts amazing architecture with a local, upscale, 19th-century style, featuring numerous large and typical villas.

Famous Places
– Casino
– City Hall
– Place de Morny Square
– Racecourse

– Eugène Colas & Désiré Le Hoc
– Eugène Cornuche

📍 Google Maps List

02. Retro Sidecar

Two individuals in matching helmets ride a motorcycle with a sidecar, passing by historic buildings and parked cars in Deauville, France.

Appeal ★★★★☆
Type Sidecar Excursion

Visit Tour
Cost Paid

Experience Deauville from a unique perspective with a retro sidecar excursion. This thrilling ride offers a nostalgic tour through the town and surrounding areas.


📍 Google Maps

03. Beachfront

People stroll along the wooden boardwalk at Les Planches in Deauville, adjacent to the sandy beach and lined with beach huts.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Walking Around

Visit Self 
Cost Free

Walk along Deauville’s iconic beachfront, featuring the famous “Les Planches” boardwalk. This historic promenade is lined with beach cabins named after renowned actors, celebrating Deauville’s connection to the film industry.

04. Beach

Colorful umbrellas stand closed on the sandy beach of Deauville under a clear blue sky.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Beach Activities

Visit Self
Cost Free

Deauville’s beach, outside of the D-Day landing beaches, is the most famous beach in Normandy, renowned for its large size and iconic colorful umbrellas.

05. Marina & Dykes

A variety of boats and yachts docked at the marina in Deauville, with the waterfront buildings visible in the background.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Walking Around

Visit Self
Cost Free

There are several boat areas in Deauville, with the basin being a place where you can stroll along its quays.

Continuing further up, you can also walk on the wooden seawall up to the green lighthouse.

At the very north of the port, starting from the beach, there is another larger seawall that extends into the sea.

06. St. Augustin Church

The spacious interior of Saint Augustin Church in Deauville, with rows of wooden chairs and stained-glass windows.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Church

Visit Self
Cost Free

St. Augustin Church from the 19th century is a blend of Gothic and Romanesque styles.

07. Strassburger Villa

The historic Villa Strassburger in Deauville, surrounded by lush greenery and gardens on a sunny day.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type House Museum

Visit Self or Guided
Cost Free or Paid

This grand villa, built by the Rothschild family away from the town center, dates back to the early 20th century. It features a style typical of the region from that era.

The interior can be viewed only on guided tours, which require prior reservation and are available only on specific dates. You will also need to check if the tour is available in English.

Otherwise, it is still possible to visit the exterior part.

08. Honfleur Market

Shoppers browse stalls filled with fresh produce under the covered area of the Deauville food market.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Food Market

Visit Self
Cost Free

The Deauville market is located under its half-timbered market halls and in the open air.

It is open in the mornings, but the days vary depending on the season. Check this page to find the opening days (French).

09. Belvedere

View of the marina in Deauville from a higher vantage point, with boats and the harbor area visible.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Panorama

Visit Self
Cost Paid

At the port basin, there are two belvederes, with the one on the right being open. You can climb its 155 steps or take the elevator for a view of the port, the town, and the sea.

10. Walkway

Wooden pathways along the Touques River in Deauville, with the town and green areas in the background.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Panorama + Walking Around

Visit Self
Cost Free

All the way to the east of Deauville, along the river, there is a small wooden walkway that offers a view of the town of Trouville across the water.

11. Les Franciscaines

The interior of the Franciscaines Museum in Deauville, showcasing various artworks displayed on the walls.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Exhibition Museum

Visit Self
Cost Paid

Les Franciscaines, a 19th century convent is now a museum and exhibition space in Deauville. This cultural hub hosts a variety of exhibitions, showcasing art, history, and more.

12. Notre-Dame de Pitié Chapel

The altar of Notre Dame de Pitié chapel in Deauville, featuring religious statues and flower arrangements.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Chapel

Visit Self
Cost Free

A very small chapel in a small garden. Opening times are random.


Just across the river is the seaside resort of Trouville, smaller and less upscale than Deauville.

You can reach it via:
– 📍 The bridge located further south on the river
– 📍 The small, paid boat that makes the crossing in a few minutes.