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Life’s a party, with the Dolly Sisters in Deauville

Another summer day, in Deauville vintage postcard

Whatever anyone says about the dancing Dolly Sisters, remember them in this photo taken on Deauville beach.  Don't they look charming? Full of life, cheeky and so innocent despite those racy swimming costumes, they are having the time of their lives.  Their real gift was not the stage, but making

4th Saturday monthly antique brocante market in Deauville

Every fourth Saturday of the month a group of hardy professional antique brocante sellers meet in Square de l'Eglise Saint-Augustin, Deauville. Around 30 stalls sell a fascinating array of flea market and quality antique treasures from 7am to 5pm, rain or shine.  Possibly closing up a little early when the weather

An incognito King, in Deauville

Sometime in the spring of 1922, the Marquis de Viana rented a beautiful manor house overlooking the sea at Le Grand Bec, not far from Deauville.  Over the next few weeks the Manoir de Clairefontaine was buffed up, ready for a very special visitor. A king in need of a change Earlier

Disaster in Deauville; the 1936 Grand Prix

After bankrupting the motor company he started, André Citroën could no longer afford to spend summers in Deauville.  For years he had rented one of the largest villas, the Villa Abeilles 'villa bees' for the season, gambling away small fortunes at the casino with the Aga Khan and Jean Patou,

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