It's the time of year to start thinking of 'where to go to' for summer. Last year we spent two glorious weeks in France.
Deauville in Normandy was one of our holiday destinations. The old and chique seaside resort is often referred to as the Parisian Riviera. The words do the town justice. Deauville still has the elegance and splendour of a bygone era.
When you have a lively imagination, it's not difficult to see the ladies dressed in the latest fashion, walking the wooden boardwalk The planches. Covering their faces from the sun with a parasol. While the gentlemen make their way to the Hippodrome, to see the horses race.
Since the 1900s Deauville has been a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous. You can still see signs of it in the old town, were the most beautiful villas line the streets. Plaques are attached to houses, to say the danser Isadora Duncan or the fashion icon Coco Chanel 'Once lived/worked here'.
Each year the town plays host to the American film festival. Along The Planches you can see beach closets which are dedicated to famous actors and film makers.
We enjoyed the town very much. Not only for it's history, the beautiful beach, great shops, but for it's lovely terraces and the delicious seafood as well. The neighbouring town Trouville is worth a visit too. I will show you some photo's another time.
This year we plan to go to The Cotswolds in England. Where will you be going for your summer holiday?
Enjoy your day!