‘Les Planches’ opened to the public in 1923. The architect Charles Adda had replaced the old establishment of baths and cabins. This 643 meters long path of wood allowed women to reach the new ‘Pompeian Baths’ and have a walk along the sea side avoiding the incovenience of the sand.
Over the time “Les Planches’ have become the place to be and to be seen, preferably in your best outfit. It became synonymous with Deauville and famous worldwide.
Of course we went there as well to stroll and be seen!
Photography Pascal Yves Laurent
Photography Andrew Rawe
While you are walking down ‘Les Planches’ you can have a stop at two bars (Le Bar de la Mer & Le Bar du Soleil) and a restaurant: Le Ciro’s. ‘Le Bar du Soleil’ has a mosaic décor that is still very much in the style of the Pomeian baths.