Holiday: Practical information Deauville
Deauville in a few words:
Lower Normandy is a land of lush landscapes. Meadows planted with apple trees in the Pays d'Auge, groves and marshes, green pastures, but also cliffs and long sandy beaches on the coast offer a wonderful color palette. Land of history and traditions, Lower Normandy is also a destination for leisure and relaxation with its 470 kilometers of coastline, famous seaside resorts such as Deauville, Cabourg or Honfleur, its nature where walking is a real pleasure, its regional nature reserves and its high quality local products . This is a perfect holiday destination.
How to get here
Car: A13 motorway serves throughout Normandy from Paris. It takes about 2 hours drive.
Trains and Boats: The cities of Rouen, Deauville, Caen are served from the Gare Saint Lazare (train station) in Paris. For our English friends, it is possible to reach Ouistreham and Le Havre from England from Portsmouth or Newhaven. You can check schedules on the following website: http://www.brittany-ferries.fr/
Airport: (The) Normandy is also accessible by plane via airports of Caen or Deauville which receive regular connections with London City Airport. You an check : http://www.deauville.aeroport.fr/
Weather and Tides: Landscapes and activities change with the tides. If you go to the beach or consider a fishing trip, it is wise to check the weather and tide times. There are always tourists in Normandy. Deauville is the first weekend destination for the Parisians and whatever you are looking for, Normandy offers a large range of activities.
When should I come?
Normandy is busy all year round, as it is also a favourite destination for Parisians to spend the weekend. Therefore, the area is busy all year round. Long walks on the beach during winter give way to multiple activities once the warmer weather comes like horseriding, sand yachting, fishing at low tide, mountain biking?. There are all sorts of activities during your holiday in Normandy.
"A Norman weather", the climate is not always sunny and weekends in Normandy can be rainy even though winter can be quite surprising. However the many cultural and sports activities compensate and there is always something to do or see in Normandy whatever the weather is.