Spend five hours enjoying the beach of Deauville, an elegant seaside resort town and longtime favorite of film celebrities and royalty. Its nickname is “Queen of the Norman Beaches,” and it’s easy to see why. Ever since the 1860s, wealthy Parisians considered Deauville their playground. Today, the town is still glitzy and glamorous, teeming with designer boutiques, high-end hotels, well-manicured public gardens and oceanfront restaurants to see and be seen. Deauville is also host to the high-profile American Film Festival as well as other special events held throughout the year.
After swimming or relaxing on the sand, be sure to take a stroll along the famous Promenade des Planches, a boardwalk paralleling the seaside and running the whole length of the beach. Keep on the lookout for the beach cabins named after famous movie starts. And stop for some lunch at one of the many restaurants along the promenade — the atmosphere and seascape views truly make for an unforgettable experience.
• Seven-hour tour: Just an hour away from Le Havre, this tour gives you five full hours to enjoy elegant Deauville.
• Royal origins: Napoléon III’s half-brother developed Deauville in the 1860s, making it a fashionable seaside resort for the imperial court.
• Promenade des Planches: Stroll this famous boardwalk that parallels the seaside and runs the whole length of the beach.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
• Bottle of water
• Towel (from ship)
What to Wear:
• Swimsuit and cover-up or light clothing
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Change of clothes
• Tour will run even if the weather is not suitable to go to the beach.
• There is about a 650-foot walk with some steps to get to the beach.
• Avoid alcohol before water activities.
• Guest must be of legal age to consume alcohol.