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Deauville, France

On our way to Belgium we stopped in Deauville for some beach time. I had seen pictures of the Deauville umbrellas on Meg’s blog so I was pleasantly surprised that we had parked right in front of them. I couldn’t believe how great the umbrellas were, all brightly colored and lined up right in a row. It was pretty perfect. Deauville is a charming and relaxed bordwalk-y town. The kind of place where you get the feeling every person there is on vacation. It is very near the D-Day Normandy beaches so worth a stop if you are touring those anyway.

all photos by Oh Happy Day

  1. April

    April 28, 2011

    I can't help but think how much they look like very colorful mullets…

    Sunshine in the front, cool breeze in the back.

  2. Evy

    April 28, 2011

    I've been there last august…and loved it! It felt like I was back in the 50's.

  3. Emily

    April 28, 2011

    So pretty and classy. So un-American. I love it:)

  4. Kayla

    April 28, 2011

    those pictures are so awesome they look fake.

    glad you shared with us!

    ps. i'm doing the fringey streamers for my daughter's upcoming bday and i'm soooo excited. you always have such great ideas!

  5. Victoria

    April 28, 2011

    Now I want to visit Deauville. Looks lovely.

  6. Lost In Cheeseland

    April 28, 2011

    And now that glorious sun is but a distant memory! Great shots!

  7. Tiffany

    April 28, 2011

    Oh how I wish I was there right now. It looks amazing! BTW I dont really comment often but I can't tell how cool it is that you packed up and moved to Paris for you a year. I have been to Paris twice and reading you posts makes me want to go back even more each day.

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

  8. The New Diplomat's Wife

    April 28, 2011

    Next time you're in the area, lunch at Honfleur is also very classic, picture perfect and very much worth a stop.

  9. Anne

    April 28, 2011

    Perfectly pretty. Can't imagine it in real life, must be amazing.

  10. ^.^ Rosemarie

    April 28, 2011

    deauville…thank heaven for little girls…one of my favorite movies – Gigi. Gigi cheats at cards to get Gaston to bring her and her grandmother to deauville…

  11. JWK

    April 30, 2011

    Be still my heart!! Love Deauville!!

  12. My Traveling Troop

    May 2, 2011

    What beautiful umbrellas! They make me long for summer days on the beach in France! Until then, I might just have to go out and get a smaller, yet brightly colored umbrella for beach season here in California. 🙂

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