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Arriving -- There are five to nine daily rail connections from Paris’s Gare St-Lazare (trip time: 2 hr.); prices start at 14€ 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 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.

Getting Around

On Foot -- Deauville is compact enough to get around on foot. 

By Car -- Streets in the town center can get busy, but free parking can be found about a 10-min. walk from the center.

By Taxi -- Central Taxis (tel. 02-31-87-11-11).

Fast Facts

ATMs/Banks -- A half-dozen banks cluster on and around rue Eugène-Colas.

Mail & Postage -- La Poste, 20 rue Robert Fossorier (tel. 36-31).

Pharmacies -- Pharmacie de l’Horloge, 14 pl. de Morny (tel. 02-31-88-20-47).

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.