Weekend in Deauville
I recently experienced a relaxing weekend at a beach town in Normandie. It’s still cold in France, but it was fun to get away even in winter. Deauville is a pretty, old fashioned beach town, about an hour and a half’s drive from Paris. Lovely beach, some beautiful old hotels, a main street full of shops, and a lively Casino. It was gray and drizzly for most of the weekend, but fun to be there anyway.
I stayed at a beautiful old hotel, which I could easily imagine my grandmother staying at, with flowered wall paper, old furniture, and a view of the ocean. The hotel was immaculate and the service was terrific, and the food was pretty good. And just being near the ocean, and relaxing, I slept like a rock, and took it easy after some very busy and stressful weeks.
I’m not a gambler, but I spent an hour in the casino, both evenings that I was there, and it was fun to watch the people. I played the slot machines the first night, for a very short time, and spent about 20 minutes at the blackjack table the second night, which was fun too. And I quit after a total loss for the weekend of $100.00. But I thoroughly enjoyed watching the people playing.
There is an American Film Festival in Deauville every September, which I think is fairly well attended, and the cabanas lining the walkway along the beach are each named after a famous American movie star of the past, so there is a certain sense of homage to Hollywood there.
It was just nice to get out of Paris for a few days, much as I love it. But it’s always fun to do something new and different. I had been to Deauville for the day in the past, but had never stayed there. And I’m so glad I did. I just wanted to share the ‘adventure’ with you. It’s a pretty, little beach town, and I always enjoy the beach anywhere, any time of year, even in winter. So that’s what I’ve been up to!!!
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sounds relaxing. good for you danielle. have fun and happt easter.
How wonderful! It is nice that you enjoyed your trip! You deserve it!!!!!
Was this the town you wrote about in one of your books? As a man followed you to? If I remember correctly you stayed that time too. Was a good one but can’t remember the one. Anyway glad you had a good time
your trip sounds relaxing. Have a happy easter!
Dear Danielle,how are you? It is always a delight to hear from you, even tho’ I have only heard you thru your stories. Somehow, I feel that I could hear your thoughts. Your stories are so full of insightful apart from being so mesmerizing, I always learn something more about life in general.
Your account of your holiday in Europe is so interesting. Be well and happy. Luv ya. Khin
Deauville and Trouville have wonderful sandy beaches and make a lovely setting for a family holiday if you have young children. We’ve spent several summers there & I’d recommend others to take a look too.
Ps – I’m not paid by the local tourist board!