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Discover your inner movie star

Thanks to our hotel near Deauville

for its horses, Cabourg is also an open-air museum of sorts, with something interesting to spot at every turn. It was created by the Duke of Morny who wished to make it into a “Kingdom of Elegance” – something you can argue he did!

The amount and brilliance of the town’s gems is such that it may be a good idea to take one or more of the themed tours that the teams at Deauville’s tourist office offer. With these, discover some of the iconic sites of the town in a few hours. To begin any great visit to this cinematic town, head to the Place Claude Lelouch and carry on to the “star” of Deauville - the boardwalk on the seafront. Made of exotic wood that can resist poor weather perfectly, feel the boards below your feet as you admire the nearby Pompeian Baths worthy of an historical epic, or read the names of celebrities written on the little parapets dividing each changing cabin. Can you find your favourite?

Even the station in Deauville is a listed historic monument! Its Neo-Norman style is impressive; even if you haven’t arrived by train, go and be amazed by artist Louis Houpin’s 1932 murals, featuring maps of Deauville and Normandy. From there, you’re at the gateway to the Touques peninsula. Trouville is to your right, the rest of your walk on your left. Time to make some memories!

Launched in 1975, the Festival of American Cinema is held every year at the end of summer during the first week of September. This official competition dedicated to independent films, tributes, documentaries, premieres and special screenings make for a constantly evolving festival, open to the public. Got your tickets? Lights, camera, action!