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A brief history of the Deauville boardwalk
The boardwalk is to Deauville what the "Promenade des Anglais" is to Nice. It is more symbol than legend. There is always a story about the famous promenade along the beach that follows the water's edge.
The Deauville boardwalk was built in 1923 so that ladies and young women could walk along the beach without kicking sand up into their skirts. It is all about aesthetics.