My appointed room was huge, with three tall windows and a fireplace.
Its convention centre, the Deauville International Centre, is the current reference in this especially competitive sector.
In addition, the town hosts a dozen other diverse events throughout the year.
It was only when I was picking up the car at the Rouen train station that doubts began to creep in about how I might manage reading an unwieldy paper map while simultaneously driving, and I was beginning to suspect that this road trip could and probably would end in any number of disastrous ways.
However, it was his switch to Neo-Impressionism at 54 and his great influence on Post Impressionism that landed him on this list.
Principally a short-stay destination, the population grows tenfold during the weekends and school holidays, with long weekends attracting the most visitors.
Deauville is located in the very heart of Normandy, equidistant from the three regional capitals of Caen, Rouen and Le Havre by the Bridge of Normandy.
I hit the ground running, starting with a hot-footed trek through the Bayeux Cathedral.