Self catering holidays
In Normandy, the Falaises des Vaches Noires cliffs is a remarkable site located on the coast of the English Channel and extending as far as Houlgate, Gonneville-sur-Mer, Auberville and Villers-sur-Mer.
The Vaches Noires are made up of clay, marl and limestone.
Today, the Vaches Noires is a listed site by the Ministry for the Environment. During school holidays, the Houlgate Geo-Paleo-Archaeologist Association features discovery tours depending on the tides.
A place dedicated to science and history in Normandy, the Paléospace Odyssey is located in Villers-sur-Mer, in a marsh near the Channel beaches and the Falaises des Vaches Noires, or "Black Cow cliffs".
It has a permanent exhibition of around 300 m² presenting paleontological discoveries. You will find Fossils of plesiosaurs, crocodiles, collections of fossils from the Vaches Noires cliffs, the marine world, the insect world and so on. Several exhibitions are scheduled throughout the year.
The Odyssey is a modern place where you will learn about life in these parts thousands of years ago.
The village of Beuvron en Auge, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in France. This small village in Normandy, a few kilometres from Deauville possesses the unique charm of villages that retain their half-timbered houses.
In the former duchy of the Harcourt family, visitors can discover a wealth of heritage, beginning with the Church of St. Martin and the fifteenth century Manor House. Various events enliven the village throughout the year, showing this lovely Norman village off to advantage.
With its 75 hectares, the Hippodrome Deauville La Touques is one of the top flat racecourses in France.
An exceptional site, Deauville La Touques Racecourse is designed in a neo-Norman style dating from the late 19th century.
Each season, the racecourse hosts a series of flat race meetings, as well as prestigious international races in August, such as Deauville Meeting.
A visit to Deauville instantly brings the celluloid stars to mind as you enjoy a leisurely stroll along the famous Deauville boardwalk! Bordering the sandy beach, the boardwalk, which was created in 1923, became a fashionable place to see and be seen. The pretty bathing huts on the beach are named for the big stars who have participated in the Deauville American Film Festival.