After the guests had arrived at the villa, had settled into their rooms and had changed into a proper outfit, we headed out into Deauville for a stroll.
One of the places we visited were the Pompeian Baths, created in 1921. The Parisian architect Charles Adda created this innovating project called the ‘Pompeian baths’ using inspiration from ancient models, but inscribing itself into the art deco movement of the 1920s. The mosaic decor were realised by the architects-ceramists Alphonse Gentil and Eugène Bourdet.
Photography Pascal Yves Laurent
Behind the doors are cabins to get changed. The therapeutic baths that once were, are now unfortunately dry and filled with plants or stones, but once this was a luxurous therapeutic bathing place with baths with fresh and sea water, hot and cold, a hammam, showers, massage, sauna and relaxing rooms. We are hoping Deauville will restore it to its former glory!
Photography Andrew Rawe
It would not be ‘A Few Days Like No Others’ if we were not be visiting in the style of the past and we are doing not too bad considering the following postcard of the time.
‘Allez!’, a bit of crazyness, after all it were the ‘Années Folles’ (and here also a bit of swinging thirties).