A leisurely breakfast this morning before making a visit to the impressive 20th C hillside Basilica of St. Thérèse, which even outshines the medieval cathedral in Lisieux. In fact Lisieux is considered to be the second most important pilgrimage town in France thanks to the 19th C saint, Thérèse Martin.
Therese de Lisieux
We then make our way to the ‘Cote Fleurie’ , the Coast of Flowers, and to the stylish, chic seaside resort of Deauville. A sophisticated holiday resort since the 1800s, it’s known for its grand casino, golf courses, horse races and American Film Festival. It has a wide, sandy beach backed by Les Planches, the famous 1920s boardwalk. You can also enjoy the town’s chic boutiques, elegant belle epoque villas and half-timbered buildings.
Things to see in Deauville
Then it’s off to the charming port town of Honfleur where you can explore the old harbour, surrounded by timber framed houses, artists shops and galleries and lots of seafood restaurants. To round off a wonderful day, we also visit a Distillery to discover the secrets of Calvados production – with an included tasting of course!