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RACING AND GAMBLING IN DEAUVILLE

The Hotel Royal is located on the coast of Normandy in the centre of the town of Deauville. Synonymous with horseracing, movie stars and glamour, the Hotel Royal is the ideal base for visiting the horse sales from August to November, polo matches and the casino.

Built in 1913 to appeal to the luxury traveller, the Hotel Royal is a majestic 'Belle Époque'-style building which overlooks the sea and the surrounding countryside. Accommodation is in 273 rooms, including 23 suites, many of which have been named after famous visitors like Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, and Robert De Niro.

L'Étrier restaurant offers a relaxed setting to sample the sophisticated marriage of the cuisines of Normandy and Provence. L'Étrier bar is an informal setting for a quick lunch or dinner and a good place to sample the hotel's excellent Champagne cellar.

Deauville Casino offers French and English roulette tables, blackjack and punto-banco. The horseracing and showjumping season starts in May and continues until October at the Touques and Clairefontaine racecourses. Deauville is also the polo capital of France and the season lasts throughout August.

The Hotel Royal is the perfect base for visiting the races and the casino. From 1st May until 2nd July, prices start from 1600FFR for a double country view room and from 1800FFR for a double seaview room. From 3rd July until 17th September, high season prices apply. Prices are based on a per room per night basis, exclusive of meals and a 7FFR per person, per night tax.

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