Vacation rentals in Deauville
An easy drive or train ride from Paris, Deauville (and sister city Trouville) are often referred to as the Parisian Riviera or even Paris' 21st arrondissement. As the nicknames would suggest, the cities are fairly ritzy and filled with old-world class and charm. A vacation rental in Deauville is just the way to take advantage of this historic resort town.
The Famous (or Infamous?) Deauville Casino
Your vacation home in Deauville is the ideal home base for taking full advantage of one of the principal draws to this region – the Deauville casino. Deauville's Grand Casino dates back to 1910 – it's one of the most beautiful and famous in Europe, and in the 1920s, it was further embellished with a beautiful boardwalk, the Promenade des Planches, from which you can observe the casino and gamblers walking in and out. Take a turn yourself, but be aware – the dress code is chic! Suffice to say, cheap apartments won't be on the menu in Deauville; treat yourself to a villa with a pool to really soak up the Deauville way of life!
Belle Époque Deauville
Like its casino, the rest of Deauville seems to have stepped out of another time: the Belle Époque, to be exact. It's no surprise, when one considers that it was a main locale in Proust's famous In Search of Lost Time. As you wander its streets, you'll notice that much of its architecture dates to this time, as do many of its shops and cafés. Let yourself plunge into the atmosphere and ambiance; visit the turn of the century Villa Strassburger, observe the old-fashioned streets from the balcony of a seaview apartment, walk along the beach and admire the tiled Pompeian Baths and old-fashioned bathing cabins, and take advantage of seasonal attractions like horse racing and film festivals; do research before you go to see what will be on during your stay. And watch out! If you're not careful, during your holiday, you may become so fully ensconced in this town of another era that you'll find yourself tempted to make your holiday accommodations permanent!
Seasonal Activities in Deauville
Most flock to Deauville in the summer to take advantage of its free, white sand beaches. That being said, there are other times to visit Deauville. Choose your apartment in Deauville during one of the many film festivals, such as the Deauville American Film Festival, which takes place in September. Deauville also plays host to many different horse races at Deauville-La Toucques Racecource, as well as a myriad of sailing regattas and tennis and golf tournaments that grace Deauville's busy social calendar. Rooms for rent or apartments in Deauville may be easier to find at these times of the year, when you'll find fewer Parisians flocking to Deauville's beaches, and you'll be able to succumb fully to the other-worldly charm of the city. But be forewarned! Deauville's prime time for visiting may be summer, but its charged calendar and the beauty of this Norman town mean that Deauville is never empty for long! Reserve your apartment in Deauville well in advance to ensure that you aren't disappointed.
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