Deauville is a fashionable French coastal resort, located alongside the English Channel in Normandy, to the far north of the country. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Deauville will not be surprised to discover that this busy seaside town boasts a wealth of self catering accommodation available for rental. The choice includes villas, apartments and townhouses, as well as the more rustic farmhouses and gites to be found in the surrounding rolling countryside.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Deauville will find that the town offers all the attractions they would expect from a more prestigious seaside destination. There is a wide sandy beach, suitable for bathing and water sports. The resort’s long promenades and boardwalks are lined with numerous fashionable shops, boutiques and restaurants, as well as a number of casinos, earning Deauville the reputation as being the ‘Parisian Riviera’. The town has also hosted the annual American Film Festival since 1995.
Tourists enjoying their holidays in Deauville will find that the town is not also ideally located for exploring the Normandy coastline, with its many beaches and sheltered coves, it is also the perfect base for discovering the many attractions further inland. The region’s rolling landscape is dotted with pretty villages, ancient historic castles and chateaux. The town of Bayeux, with its famous tapestry, is within a short driving distance of Deauville. As are the ‘D’ Day Normandy beaches which are a poignant reminder of how France was eventually taken back from the Germans by the Allied forces.
As is the case with most of northern France, visitors enjoying their holidays in Deauville will discover that the town enjoys a mild temperate climate, similar to the south of the UK. Summers tend to be mild, with temperatures often reaching the mid 20s degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures average around 8 degrees and Deauville receives an average annual rainfall of around 24 inches.
Tourists spending their holidays in Deauville may wish to either travel by sea or by air from the UK. P & O operate a regular cross channel ferry crossing from Portsmouth to nearby Le Havre. Travellers choosing to fly will find that Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) is the nearest international airport. There are numerous airlines operating regular flights here from the UK, to include British Airways, BMI, Flybe and Air France. These flights depart from several regional UK airports, to include London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX).