Deauville, Trouville & the Cider route

The beach in Deauville

There’s really one thing that lacks in Paris: the sea!!

Nevertheless, Normandy is not that far away.

Old Trouville advertising

The water is quite freezing & the sky often grey, but you can still walk on the beach, loose your sight over the infinity of the ocean & get that feeling…

(you know what I mean or am I the only one feeling that good by the ocean?)

The beach in Trouville
If we’re really lucky there are also waves & we can even surf! Otherwise it’s just enjoyable to escape Paris, spend some time outdoor by the beach & eat seafood πŸ˜‰
Starting with mussels & french fries on a Friday evening in Trouville, where my lovely hubby brought me for the weekend πŸ™‚

Moules-frites in Trouville
Moules-frites in Trouville
As incredible as it might seem, we ate all the mussels. I have proof.

Moules-frites in Trouville
Having a walk after dinner, we ended up at the little fun-fair, where we had some rides before going back to our home for the week-end, tired & happy.

A night at the fun-fair in Trouville
A night at the fun-fair in Trouville
We stayed in this nice bed & breakfast, Villa Caroline, which is located in a beautiful family house built in 1830.

Bed & breakfast Villa Caroline in Trouville

They only have 4 rooms, each one decorated in a particular way to make you travel faraway: we were in the Malabar room, which took us to India, the other rooms are Venice, Zanzibar & Essaouira.

Malabar room, Villa Caroline, Trouville
Malabar room, Villa Caroline, Trouville
Another advantage of Villa Carolina is its position, 100 m Β from the beach.
The beach in Trouville is a long sand stretch surrounded by beautiful mansions.
The beach in Trouville, France
After a yummy breakfast, we had a morning walk on the beach

Walking on the beach in Trouville

virtually house hunting…

The beach in Trouville, France
The beach in Trouville, France
The beach in Trouville, France
The beach in Trouville, Normandy
Beautiful mansion on the beach in Trouville
My favorite pick being, of course, the pink mansion πŸ˜‰

Beautiful mansion on the beach in Trouville
We continued our walk through the little streets

Trouville, Normandy

until the Fish Market.

Fish market in Trouville
Where we arrived just in time for lunch πŸ™‚

Fish market in Trouville
Fish market in Trouville
Fish market in Trouville

Nothing better than to pick your favorite seafood directly from the marketΒ & enjoy it with a glass of wine

seafood lunch at the fish market in Trouville

& the best company ever πŸ™‚

seafood lunch at the fish market in Trouville
seafood lunch at the fish market in Trouville
Cheers! πŸ˜€
seafood lunch at the fish market in Trouville
Trouville & Deauville are two different towns, but they’re touching each other; so no matter where you’re staying (I personally prefer Trouville as it seems nicer & more “real” to me, if you know what I mean) you can easily walk from one to another.
So follow me as we cross the river

Trouville, Casino, France
& reach Deauville & its famous beach walk “Les Planches”.

Les Planches, Deauville
Every year Deauville hosts the American Film Festival & the film making industry is omnipresent on the beach.

Les Planches, Deauville beach
Les Planches, Deauville beach
Les Planches, Deauville beach
Les Planches, Deauville beach

We walked a little more on the beachΒ & into town, marveling at the houses, that in Deauville aren’t bad either πŸ˜‰

Deauville, France
Deauville, France
Deauville, France

Plus, they have the cutest LV boutique ever!

Louis Vuitton boutique in Deauville
We crossed again the port to go back to Trouville

Sailing boats in Deauville

Where we ended our day with more seafood. Can one ever have too much seafood? πŸ˜‰

Seafood dinner in Trouville
We started the following morning in same exact way than the previous one: walking on the beach (honestly, everyday should start this way).

The beach in Trouville
Trouville, the beach
Trouville sailing claub
The beach in Trouville
The beach in Trouville
Except that, frustrated from being outside the water, I tried to bathe despite the cold. Unsuccessfully.

The beach in Trouville

There was not even some wind to sail… So we wandered a bit more the town little streets

Wandering Trouville little streets

Stopping here & there at the several art galleries

Art Gallery in Trouville, Normandy
Art Gallery in Trouville, Normandy
Art Gallery in Trouville, Normandy

as well as to look at the artworks outside the galleries

Street art in Trouville, Normandy
Keen to explore more the surroundings, we ventured inland to take the cider route. Apple cider is mainly produced in Normandy and the cider route is a road that passes through the region & crosses several apple farms.

Apple farm in Normandy, France

You’re welcome to stop & visit the farms, learn about apple cider production, taste the different varieties of cider & buy some bottles to take home.

Apple and cider farm in Normandy, France
Apple and cider farm in Normandy, France
small apple to make cider
I’ve already been there once a couple of years ago, when I road-tripped in Normandy with one of my best friends. I have very good memories of that trip & it was very nice to take that road again. I have a particularly vivid souvenir of an old, suggestive, little church, from where you have a beautiful view over the valley.
We found that church again. Β πŸ™‚

Old church in Noramandy
The cider route in Normandy, France
We stopped for lunch in a cute village, Beuvrons-en-Auge

Beuvrons-en-Auge, Normandy, France
Beuvrons-en-Auge little village in Normandy
Wandering Beuvrons-en-Auge little village in Normandy

where we had crepes on the main square, before continuing the road to Paris.

Wandering the little village of Beuvrons-en-Auge in Normandy, France
Wandering the little village of Beuvrons-en-Auge in Normandy, France
As always, we had a very good time in Normandy. So I guess it’s safe to say, see you very soon Northern Territory of France πŸ™‚

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9 Comments

  1. Such a pretty little area, I love the style of those houses. And stop it with the food photo's – I may have to just go and raid the fridge now! #citytripping

  2. Mmmmmmmm that seafood! I totally agree with you about the beach and what a gorgeous place you found your enjoy it – love the place you stayed and those pretty streets. #citytripping

  3. Mmmmmmmm that seafood! I totally agree with you about the beach and what a gorgeous place you found your enjoy it – love the place you stayed and those pretty streets. #citytripping

  4. Gorgeous places! I've never been to Normandy but you have definitely made me want to go! Walking on the beach is a great way to start the day and, yes, you can never have too much seafood. I love all those colourful houses too. Thanks for linking #citytripping

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