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Jolie Deauville

Ahh, pretty Deauville.  A newfound favorite place, that’s for sure.  Only a 2-hour train ride away from Paris, it’s a magical little seaside community full of beautiful hotels and gorgeous architecture.  It is most definitely worth a trip to see.

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Deauville also has an honest-to-goodness boardwalk, complete with all these little cabines that you can rent out.  And each one has the name of an American film star.

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Deauville’s famous beach, complete with parasols.

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We could not stop gaping at the beautiful architecture of the town. Everywhere you turned was more beautiful houses.  The Normandy Barriere was a grand hotel close to the beach. It reminded me very much of the grandness of the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.  On the peak of each eave perched a different finial. I think they were ceramic or porcelain – either way, glossy and beautiful. Some were roosters, or horses or other figurines.

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But the funniest thing we saw?  This porcelain cat on the roof of a house not far from our hotel that was chasing those poor little porcelain birds. So whimsical!

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