The Parisian Riviera
Deauville and Trouville are communes in the Calvados département in the Normandy region in northwestern France.
With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.
As the closest seaside resort to Paris, the city and its region of the Côte Fleurie (Flowery Coast) has long been home to French high society's seaside houses and is often referred to as the Parisian riviera.
Since the 19th century, the town of Deauville has been a fashionable holiday resort for the international upper class.
Trouville-sur-Mer is an old fishermen town just in front of the prestigious Deauville separated by the river Touques.
The Trouville-Palace opened in 1910. It was the first hotel of that era to have an elevator and to equip its 200 rooms of individual sanitary. The hotel business is now at a standstill and occupied by dwellings.