The most beautiful place in Normandy

While walking down I start smelling the sea. As I get closer to the harbour I can hear the sound of seagulls, a large group creates the overpowering sound that makes you curious to see why they have all gathered together and making such loud noises. As I look behind the fishing boats I see countless seagulls, fighting over fish that has been left as the fisherman are working hard trying to move their daily catch ashore. Only a few meters away you see the fresh fish being dropped off and sold immediately to the locals that walk by. – I don’t think you could get any fresher fish than this. I am in a beautiful place named Deauville/Trouville. They are famous for their amazing fish, you can definitely understand why.

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The towns are incredibly beautiful. Streets are filled with the cutest houses, build in the traditional normandy style. The harbour in Deauville is always filled with fishing boats, and the harbour in Trouville with sailing boats. This for me says it all. The people that come here enjoy life. They enjoy good food, as we know French do, a glass of wine with a selection of local cheeses are always part of a daily routine. They also love the sea and have an active lifestyle. And all this, you can feel in the atmosphere. There is a calm and happy feeling in the air, which you cant help but breath in and follow the flow.

 

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They like to call it ‘Little Paris’. It is no wonder that you find many people from Paris taking advantage of their weekend to escape to this beautiful place on the sea. It almost feels like people come here to relax, and that they do. Wake up in the morning from the sun that shines through the window, touching your face with its warmth. You stretch your legs, put on the first dress you can find, and walk to the nearest bakery to get your fresh baguette. You have a walk over the market and buy your fresh fruit (and the Moroccan styled handbag you have had an eye on for a week). You then sit down, on one of the terraces surrounded by green trees and colourful parasols. You order your coffee and sneakily dip the warm bread you just bought from the shop on the corner in your coffee. – This is the exact routine I did this morning, so believe me, its a routine that will make anyone wake up with a smile! (Even on Mondays!)

 

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As you walk around you cannot help but notice how beautiful the houses are. I will be showing much more of this stunning town in the coming days. But if you feel that you would like to see this place in real life (which you should!) then book your next hotel in Deauville! Trust me, it is a place that will make everyone happy! – Perfect holiday place for romantic couples, families, or just a single getaway for those moments where you want to escape, just by yourself!

 

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Bastille day in Deauville (Normandy)

Yep, I told you! I am in breakfast heaven! And I am not alone! Step by step I walk down the hill with a small fluffy panda bear making me trip every two seconds by walking through my legs, jumping up and down out of excitement. As he sees the car he runs towards it like a little lamb. – I have now figured out why he enjoys spending time in the car, the leather seats are surprisingly delicious to chew on! As we drive down on the hunt for our breakfast we notice how busy it really is. Of course I hadn’t had my morning coffee yet and so it took me a few minutes to realise it was July 14th! Bastille day!! Which means, markets, shows and fireworks! – We like to think that actually the shows and the fireworks are especially done for my mothers birthday.. so lets not lie and just say it is all for the birthday girl!

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Bastille is a great day to spend in Deauville! Spend it at the beach underneath one of their famous parasols or go strolling around visiting some shops while snacking on your warm croissant! And for the great finally go to the beach and put your feet in the sand, you are about to experience one of the most amazing fireworks you will ever see! The loud and heavy music creates an impact by itself but when it is harmonised with the spectacular fireworks, you hold your breath. Every year I catch myself being hypnotised by this beautiful experience, and every time it just seems to be more stunning than the other. All I really need to say is, go and see it for yourself. – Thank me later.

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