Deauville (dōvēlˈ) [key], town (1993 est. pop. 4,380), Calvados dept., N France, on the English Channel. A fashionable resort, it has a famous racecourse and a gambling casino. Tourism has increased due to the construction of the Paris-Normandie motorway, as well as the expansion of nearby Beauxville airport.
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