Trip date: December 2019
While staying in Honfleur we spent one full day exploring the seaside resort towns of Trouville and Deauville. On the way, we stopped at Villerville on the advise of our Airbnb owner.
This tiny town with just 800 residents sits on a cliff that stretches all the way to Trouville. It's easy to park and walk out to the sea and along the wall. You'll likely be the only ones save for a few locals. Villerville was the location for the filming of the 1962 movie Un Singe en Hiver and we found multiple signs on our walk through town pointing out the various shot locations.
As we drove closer to Trouville-sur-Mer and Deauville the size of the homes we passed increased pretty dramatically. These two cities, side by side and separated by a bridge over the channel that runs from the sea, are sometimes referred to as the Parisian Riviera. It's just about a 2 ½ train trip from Paris, so the location has attracted the rich and famous with its beaches, casinos, and horse tracks since the early 1900s.