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The "Côte Fleurie" extends from Cabourg to Honfleur. The expression "Côte Fleurie" (floral coast) seems to have been first used, during a speech in Deauville in 1903, by Comte Coustant d'Yanville, who was at that time Conseiller général du Calvados and Président of la Société d'Horticulture de l'arrondissement de Pont l'Evêque, while addressing local horticulturalists in the following terms : “You are thus, gentlemen, carrying out a patriotic duty in endeavouring to further embellish, through your care, our beautiful region and as there is a “Cote d’Azur” on the Mediterranean, so there is too, thanks to us, in our very own Manche region, the “Côte Fleurie” !”. Ever since that time, Houlgate is called “the Pearl of the Floral Coast” and Deauville, the “Floral Beach”.
Seaside villas appeared during the 19th century, along with the fashion for spas and bathing. The initial aristocratic wave was followed by a more popular form of tourism, developing with the advent of the railway and the steam engine.
Cabourg, Deauville, Trouville and Honfleur, the emblematic towns of the Cote Fleurie, have very different architectural styles : town houses with courtyard or small garden, seaside villas with marine views, plush apartments with terraces – the choice is wide and the real estate investment is excellent.

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Cabourg
Cabourg is the new town of the 20th century : a seaside resort and spa built by the Société Thermale, a company incorporated for the purpose, which began by levelling the sand dunes in order to build a town. The town plan, with its star-shaped roads all converging towards the Grand Hotel, was designed geometrically.
The Grand Hotel de Cabourg, where Marcel Proust regularly holidayed, holds an unrivalled place in Frenchmen’s collective memory : this is where the novel “A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs” was partly written.
Plush seaside villas were first built in the heart of the town while chalets and bungalows were erected along the seaside, with small gardens leading directly onto the beach.
The promenade, christened “Promenade Marcel Proust » in homage to the writer, is an architectural stroll that takes visitors back in time : houses and small bungalows which have kept their charm and authenticity line the beach right up to the end of the bay.
When Bruno Coquatrix was elected mayor of Cabourg in 1971, he completely refurbished the Grand Hotel so that it could stay open all the year round, as well as the Casino. In order to develop the real estate of the town, he drafted an urbanization programme, then convinced the Public Authorities to carry out a direct access to the A13 motorway, in order to facilitate access to the resort.
Cabourg thus took on a new lease of life and became a sought-after holiday destination and an increasingly profitable property investment.


Deauville
The Duke of Morny, on holiday in Trouville, decided to build a town the other side of the Touques river, destined to become the “Kingdom of Elegance” : Deauville. The first seaside villas, the race track and a railway link to Paris began to emerge out of the sand dunes from 1860.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the building of the grand hotels and of the casino attracted the Parisian elite : Josephine Baker, Mistinguett, the painter Fujita, Sacha Guitry, Tristan Bernard, André Citroën et Coco Chanel all came to stay here.
Haussman style, then Belle Epoque and Années Folles : each period has left its mark on the town’s architecture and gives it its unique character of refinement and luxury.
The celebrated Planches de Deauville were created in 1923 in azobe wood. In 1931, Deauville airport was opened and the present-day railway station was built. Certain large villas dating from the early part of the century were replaced little by little by holiday homes, because Deauville became a week-end destination. In the 1970’s, with the growing popularity of pleasure cruising, a deep-water port equipped with marinas was built : Port Deauville.
In 2003, Deauville committed itself to an environmental protection project by creating a Protection Zone for Architectural, Urban and Landascape Heritage which has enabled it to become a lasting architectural jewel of the “Cote Fleurie”
Film and music Festivals, as well as Congresses, mark the annual calendar of Deauville, a town which has become a household name throughout the world.
Seaside villas nestled in the shadow of luxury hotels, town houses in Art Nouveau, Art Deco or contemporary style, appartments or lofts, property in Deaville is ultra-select.


Trouville
A long time before Deauville stole the show, Trouville was the fashionable seaside resort. The Parisian elite began to go there from 1845, attending the Casino Salon, where concerts, dances, informal talks and balls were all the rage. It was the fashion for sea-bathing that triggered the development of Trouville from 1835 when the first very modest bathing suits made their appearances on the beach.
Superb seaside villas were built on the seafront between 1865 and 1880 by summer holiday-makers preferring to have their own residence. A profusion of architectural styles emerged, because everyone wanted to rival their neighbours in eccentricity or luxury : on a classical basis, neo-Louis XIIIths, neo Norman or neo Mauresque styles were inaugurated.
In order to stave off competition from the rising star of Deauville, Trouville inaugurated the Trouville Palace in 1910, which was transformed into private housing in 1950.
Because of its steep slopes, Trouville Heights are very sought-after. The villas that overlook the town offer a lifestyle between the countryside and the sea, between exceptional quiet and beautiful sea views. Today, these homes are private.
Trouville has preserved its 19th century buildings thanks to the implementation of an environmental and architectural heritage protection zone in which any alterations are subject to approval by Bâtiments de France. its sometimes beautifully original properties compare favourably with those of its imperious rival. Trouville and its kaleidoscopic architecture has preserved its soul.

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Honfleur
Honfleur is first and foremost a charming little fishing port, surrounded by narrow, half-timbered buildings with shops and boutiques on the ground floor. A very popular place for strollers is the Old Dock :the café terraces host in season a peaceful throng taking life easy and watching the yachts dance on the water.
Honfleur was founded a thousand years ago and intensified its trading and port activities from the 17th century : fame then came to the town when Champlain left Honfleur and sailed across the Atlantic to found Acadia and later Quebec.
Today, Honfleur is a painter’s town : the inheritance of original personalities like Eugène Boudin or Erik Satie and Alphonse Allais, also born in Honfleur.
The architectural heritage of Honfleur was safeguarded when, in 1974, a protected zone was set up. Properties in the heart of the town have an old-world charm : small town houses with gardens, flats with half-timbered ceilings, lofts on two floors with spiral staircases, buying a property in Honfleur is a quality investment.




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