The La Villersoise company lets you rent bikes (electric or regular) to discover the region of Calvados and Deauville. There is equipment for all ages. If there are several of you, you can also opt to rent tandems or even quadriplettes, as well as karts and sulkies.
La Villersoise also organises guided walks and also runs events: marriages, parties, seminars, etc.
A bike sale service is also available.
The Cinéma du Casino in Houlgate offers at least five films per week. Whether it is national releases and previews, mainstream cinema, young audiences or arthouse cinema, there is something for everyone.
It is also possible to hire the room and to host shows.
The European film festival of Houlgate, which takes place every year in autumn, is, in part, hosted by the Cinéma du Casino.
The Dives-sur-Mer market takes place every Saturday morning in a place full of charm: Les Halles. This covered market dates back to the start of the 15thth century.
Under the wooden frames, the traders come to show you the produce of the region of Calvados. The covered market also welcomes numerous other events during the summer season, like festivals and exhibitions.
Les halles de Dives-sur-Mer are part of the economic and historical heart of the town.
Do you feel like sitting down and having a good time? Don't hesitate to push open the door to the Cinéma le Drakkar. It shows films, cartoons and documentaries in French.
And for fans of original versions, a selection of films in the original language with French subtitles is on offer for you each week. If you want, you can book your seat online.
The Duke de Morny, brother to Napoleon III, sponsored the construction of the Longchamp Racecourse in 1857, conceived and funded the Paris Grand Prix in 1863 and was responsible for the introduction of Deauville races.
The race courses were laid out and the stands built over 66 hectares on old reclaimed marshland at the foot of green hills. An express train linked Paris with the Trouville station rendering the course accessible to the Parisian public. Thus, the two very first race meetings were held on the banks of the river Touques on Sunday 14th and Monday 15th of August 1864.
The hippodrome at Touques reopened on July 30th 1995 after extensive renovation carried out between racing seasons. This introduced two new features, a restaurant boasting a panoramic view and a new race track.
This new track was soon replaced by a 2000 metre long sand track opened on July 6th 2003. It was used for training and races whatever the weather, even in winter, and helped to preserve the grass courses. Hence, it was possible for the first time in 2003 to schedule race meetings in December and January.