Arriving -- There are five to nine daily rail connections from Paris’s Gare St-Lazare (trip time: 2 hr., but 3hr. if changing trains in Lisieux); prices start at 15€ one-way. The rail depot lies midway between Trouville and Deauville, within walking distance of both resorts. Bus Verts du Calvados (www.busverts.fr; [tel] 08-10-21-42-14) serves the Normandy coast from Caen to Le Havre. To drive from Paris (trip time: 2[bf]1/2 hr.), take A13 west to Pont L’Evêque, and then follow D677 north to Deauville.
Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is at 112 rue Victor Hugo (www.deauville.org; [tel] 02-31-14-40-00).
Special Events -- For 10 days in late August/early September, the Deauville American Film Festival (www.festival-deauville.com; [tel] 02-31-14-40-00) honors movies made in the United States. Actors, producers, directors, and writers, from Brad Pitt to Steven Spielberg, flock here and briefly eclipse the high rollers at the casinos and the polo crowd. Unlike many film festivals, Deauville is open to the general public.
ATMs/Banks -- A half-dozen banks cluster on and around rue Eugène-Colas.
Internet Access -- Various bars and cafes offer free Wi-Fi, including Le Morny’s Café, 6 place Morny ([tel] 02-31-87-32-06), as well as the Office de Tourisme.
Mail & Postage -- La Poste, 20 rue Robert Fossorier ([tel] 36-31).
Pharmacies -- Pharmacie de Garde, 8 rue Désiré Le Hoc ([tel] 02-31-14-61-70).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.