April 26, 2005
The beach in Deauville was apparently wider than Trouville and with more crowds. Along the beach was the residence areas adjoined by spacious gardens, children's play area and tennis court. You can easily take a stroll down the beach without worrying your shoes or pant filled with sands as the sands was wet and packed tightly. Sand was as smooth as running water and on the fronter shore, there was a layer of shallow water then a stretch of narrower beach before entering into the sea. On the other side of Deauville, just in front of the casino, a little port harbors opulent yachts.
Downtown of Deauville was only 20 minutes' walk or 5 minutes' drive from the beach. There was a wet market selling luscious seafood. Bring some home, as they look really fresh. If you were not a adroit 'chef', just get into a seafood restaurant and have your dinner there before leaving for Paris.
From journal A Fall Idyll in Paris