TOUQUES PROMENADE

  

This new Promenade surrounded by nature is situated on the Touques Peninsula. Its position - at the entrance of the city, in front of the sea and along the Touques District – is well-known by its inhabitants, but unknown by Deauville visitors. So the City of Deauville has launched a great project of urban redevelopment in a land-locked and partially undeveloped area. The challenge is transforming this 6,3 ha land into a living district all year round. To the east, you’ll find a converted shoreline surrounded by nature and respecting the natural environment, starting by the “Pont des Belges” and then reaching the sea.

  

© Naïade Plante
© Naïade Plante
© Naïade Plante

The landscaped park along the Touques is a strong element of the Peninsula project. Entirely redeveloped, this area extends from the Touques to its Estuary. It is divided into two courses: a “large site” path, running along the Touques and its surrounding landscape; a discovery path crossing vegetation through a 99-m long landing stage made in azobé wood. Along the “great site” path, you’ll find a selection of images of Deauville taken by the photographers invited every year to the Planche(s) Contact Festival.
The selection of plants and trees is adjusted to the peninsula natural environment, combining varieties adapted to waterfront areas to create micro-environments favouring biodiversity.

IN PRACTICE
The landing stage is made in wood and is supported by steel poles. The wooden structure is made of a portico supported by these poles. Planking and guard are made of oak wood equipped with a trail marker lighting on the floor. The Promenade is entirely accessible to disabled people.

© Naïade Plante
© Naïade Plante