The resort of Deauville ( 14 Calvados, Normandie) holds a spectacular New Years Eve Parade for young and old alike
From 5.30pm in the Place Yves Saint Laurent the grande parade de Deauville is a floodlit parade of floats and balloons and is a fine close to the old Year.
As every year, Deauville is celebrating the last day of the year with a street parade : from 5:30pm starting from the Place Yves Saint Laurent, the artist company Les Quidams has imagined a show featuring 4m-tall giants meeting the huge flying fishes of the Aérosculpture Company, thereby creating a kind of magic sea in the city…
Then you can start the New Year with the organised swim in the sea on New Years Day (1 January ) with the Bain du 1 Janvier!! (12 noon) – hot drinks provided for bathers!
Stay on a few days and go horse-racing at the winter meeting of the Courses Hippiques.
For more info on New Years Eve at Deauville see www.deauville.org/fr/
In Deauville stay at the L’Augeval – Hôtel de Charme in a pair of manor houses, just a 10-minute walk from the beach!
For more info and to check availabilty at this Deauville Hotel see L’Augeval