The Côte Fleurie, which stretches from Honfleur to Merville-Franceville, takes its name from the profusion flowers in the surrounding countryside (Pays d’Auge) and the many gardens of the seaside villas.
This little slice of paradise is home to gems such as Deauville, Trouville, and Honfleur, and other much-loved seaside resorts. Over about thirty kilometres, it encompasses landscapes and villages which inspired a number of great painters.
You won't even have to try to fall in love with Honfleur! The town was painted by Boudin and Monet, and is sure to enchant visitors. Don't miss: the Vieux Bassin, the old port which was originally developed by Colbert, Sainte-Catherine quay with its tall, narrow houses, the salt attics, art galleries, and Sainte-Catherine church (France's largest church made from wood, with its separate bell tower).
On the other side of Touques from Deauville, Trouville offers visitors a very different experience with its lively fishing port. The architecture of the seaside villas in perfect harmony with the fishermen's homes in the narrow streets in the town centre (over 2 km of passages and cul de sacs). The casino and the fish market are the most iconic buildings.
A little village on the Côte Fleurie where you will be hard pressed to decide which is more beautiful: the coast line or the surrounding countryside. Houlgate is home to some of the finest examples of Normandy seaside architecture. Its Belle Epoque villas invite visitors to enjoy their charms on holiday. 15 km from Deauville, Houlgate was one of the first seaside resorts on the Normandy coast thanks to its sandy beach, surrounded by hills.
20 km from Deauville and our hotel residence, Cabourg is a seaside resort well-known for its 4 km of sandy beach and its Belle Epoque atmosphere made famous by Marcel Proust in A la Recherche du Temps Perdu. The villas of the haute-bourgeoisie and Parisian aristocracy add to the charm of this little seaside town.
Not far from Deauville, the charm of Villers-sur-Mer resides in its summer events programme, its huge beach and its wild, wooded back-country, criss-crossed with footpaths which make their way to the heart of the town. Dive into the world of dinosaurs from Normandy with a visit to the Paleospace, a family-friendly museum dedicated to palaeontology.