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Review of golf holidays in Normandy: Deauville - Trouville - Honfleur.

Trouville harbour

Golf holidays in Normandy

Coming from the UK, Belgium or the Netherlands, Normandy is one of the easiest parts of France to reach.  And one of the most attractive too with its lush countryside, rolling hills and miles of sandy beaches.  The landscape is either forest, dairy farms or apple orchards, studded with the characteristic Normandy architecture of cream coloured houses with their exposed chocolate wooden framework.

Honfleur's picturesque quay

There are two main areas for golf: Deauville and the coastline along to Honfleur with its array of good courses and busy seaside resorts; inland south of Rouen there is another cluster of good Normandy golf courses, although in a much quieter rural setting.

Deauville market


Aside form the golf there is much to do and see in Normandy.  Dating back to ancient Norman churches from William the Conqueror's era and indeed the famous Bayeux Tapestry; along with memorials to more recent conflicts along the Normandy Beaches, moving epitaphs to such waste and human sacrifice.

On a cheerier note, every pretty little town and village seems to have a huge church at its centre, some remarkable ones exist, such as the wood-tiled, double-barrelled example in Honfleur.


Evening activities

If you are staying in Deauville you will have a huge choice of places to wine and dine, including those just over the river in the more relaxed and less expensive resort of Trouville.  Plus both Deauville and Honfleur have their own Casinos, so you may choose where you wish to invest.

The Casino at Deauville

Honfleur is a slightly smaller town although a very popular tourist destination centred around its square quayside.  This man-made harbour is lined on three sides by brightly canopied restaurants vying for your business, you will be spoilt for choice.

The backstreets of Honfleur

For golf inland around Champ de Bataille and Vaudreuil the towns are much simpler and quieter with the locals earning their crust through farming and industry rather than the tourist trade.  So unless you stay in the Normandy capital city of Rouen you will find little to do after dinner apart from sleep: apparently it helps your game!

Getting to Deauville & Honfleur

The very easiest way to Deauville is via the Brittany Ferries crossings form Portsmouth to Caen or LD lines sailings to Le Havre.  We will recommend the best routes and crossing times for you and book these and any cabins you may require at our advantageous rates.

Alternatively, it is a very easy drive from Calais these days, now that the autoroute is linked all the way through form Calais to Rouen and on to Caen.  Making the Eurotunnel or Dover-Calais ferries another option to consider.  We can include these in your holiday at our reduced rates.

Etretat's cliffs
The Memorial at Omaha Beach
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Sample Itinerary

3 nights, 3 rounds, breakfasts and dinner at the Hotel du Golf in a Deluxe sea-view room:

£319.00 per person


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