At Deauville’s 1400 metre-long beach many choose to rent one of the colourful parasols and keep to the sands, where celebrity spotting is the most popular activity. The beach has all the amenities and facilities you could want: seaside tennis, recreation clubs for children and teens, a swimming pool, thalasso spa and a water sports centre where you can rent boats and boards.
The regular thoroughbred horse races at this posh national racetrack are attended by the cream of the racing elite. Races are held throughout the entire year. The course also contains two polo pitches where top international teams come to play during the summer.
Les Planches has several different dance areas and a swimming pool just next to the dance floor. The club is located right on the beach. This young and funky indoor/outdoor club is one of the most unique nightspots you will ever visit. They run their own shuttle bus service from Deauville centre.
For haute couture and the latest clothing and accessories, make a beeline for the streets connecting Place de Casino with place Morny, where you will find several dozen small boutiques and shops. Prices will not be any cheaper than elsewhere, of course, but there are few more glamorous places to shop than Deauville and chances are you will be rubbing shoulders with some famous shopaholics.
Deauville Normandy Airport is located 8 kilometres outside of Deauville centre. A service links Deauville and the airport which is the local bus service called BusVerts and the journey takes about 15 minutes. You take the bus number 20. When traveling from Deauville to the airport you can buy tickets on the bus or at the BusVerts office at the Deauville rail station. Another way to travel from the airport to the centre of Deauville is by Shuttle Service if you arrival with Ryanair or Flybe. Capacity 8 persons. There is a Taxi rank in front of the airport. Deauville Taxi Stand +33 2 31 88 35 33 Deauville-Trouville Taxi Call Centre: +33 2 31 87 11 11 A taxi takes approximately 15 minutes.
Deauville is a small town so you can easily get around by walking. If you are a tourist there is a small tourist train which departs the town hall for trips around town. Bicycles, roller skates and scooters can easily be rented at Cycle Lucas, 92 av de la République. Deauville is connected to nearby Trouville by two bus services and a small ferry (summer only). It only takes about 15 minutes to walk.