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Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

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Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

Just that... which is the best place to stay please to go onhe beach during the day and to go shopping hopefully in the evenings or day.

Any good hotel recommendations would appreciated too.

Thanks

Kennie

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1. Re: Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

The two towns are merely separated by a harbor so you can walk from one to the other in a few minutes time (depending on where your starting point is). Both have nice beaches but the one at Deauville is the more famous of the two (due to the famous film festival). Deauville is very clean and posh and IMO feels a bit artificial while Trouville is a little less polished but more authentic and sort of "lived in" feeling. Both have plenty of shopping but the more upscale stores are in Deauville.

Have a look at the tourist office websites and you'll find loads of hotel options.

trouvillesurmer.org/pages/…anglais.html

http://www.deauville.org/en/

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2. Re: Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

I would have said practically the same as Thiaumerie.

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3. Re: Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

Thanks to you both for your very prompt replies. Really much appreciated.

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4. Re: Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

Wow, that's impressive Colin, I haven't said anything yet!!! However, you are right, I would have said exactly that!!! Perhaps ading that you may need a bank load to shop in Deauville!

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5. Re: Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

Hi,

on the one occasion we visited, we stayed at the Beach Hotel which was nice and central and not too badly priced. Depends on your budget of course and the time of your visit. We took our car. Street parking was at that time (Easter 3 yrs ago) free outside 'peak' seasons but its such a popular area that spaces are of course highly prized. Shopping in Deauville was indeed plentiful and we bought for example loads of dinnerware from a really good outlet. The market on the seafront in Trouville was exceptional as well, seafood the like of which I have never seen before! HUGE !!

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6. Re: Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

Just before reading Thiaumeries post I realised that it was French Mystic who had posted; Don't know why I made that mistake.

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7. Re: Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

Many thanks to OnTourUK for your comments I appreciate it. Thanks to to cpm.

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8. Re: Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

Beany, did you sort out your route?

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9. Re: Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

Hi JB , No not yet.

I'm trying to get Mrs Beanyboy to agree to us taking the Catamarran from Portsmouth to Caen and then it seems to be a doddle up to Trouville.

If not then I will try to plot a route by road avoiding high bridges and most certainly the dreaded viaducts.

cheers

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10. Re: Trouville or Deauville for best beach and shopping?

Ken

I just asked as I am going Calais, Rouen and then down to Bordeaux at Easter and instead of dreaming the way down to Rouen I will happily make notes of viaducts and bridges. I think we concluded that once past Rouen you were home dry. Just a suggestion.

Judy

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