Villa Strassburger
Villa Strassburger
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Bob K
Fairfax, VA2,214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
While we were driving around Deauville we came upone the Villa Strassburger. This villa was built by the Caen architect Georges Pichereau for Baron Henri de Rothschild in 1907. As a horse racing enthusiast, the Baron preferred a site close to the racecourse rather than the sea. This property has links to Gustave Flaubert, who we experienced in Rouen at the hotel. The “Ferme du Coteau”, was bought by the novelist Gustave Flaubert’s family in 1837. Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) inherited the property on the death of his mother in 1872 and resold it in 1875. Its facades and its roof are inscribed in the historical monuments by decree of October 29, 1975. It is called Strassburger because, the villa was bought in 1924 by the deauvillaise resident American billionaire Ralph Beaver Strassburger, who bequeathed it to Deauville by his son in 1980. This villa looks very impressive from the outside. Unfortunately it was not open when we were there (open on Wed and Thurs afternoons), but hopefully we'll get to go inside on our next visit.
Written July 20, 2017
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100HRN100
Oxford, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
We recently held our farewell dinner at the Villa - it is beautiful - albeit a little tired in places, the charm, however, compensates for this.
Written June 17, 2019
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ETHKino
Paris, France529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
This is a beautiful home looking over the horse race track and area. It is beautiful for private receptions and even possible to put an extra tent in the garden.
Written March 4, 2018
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Seasondtraveller
Paris4,347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This villa is truly magnificient from the outside (we did not visit the inside, which requires advance reservations and is only possible infrequently).
Written January 15, 2022
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J R
Mougins, France5,649 contributions
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Sep 2023 • Couples
After visiting Villa Strassburger (pronounced “Strassburgé”), I recommend that you take 1 hour 15 minutes of your time to discover this immense bourgeois house and its gardens. This is a guided tour costing 7.50 euros. The guide in charge of the visits – whose name is Caroline – knows how to perfectly tell the history and anecdotes of the place, while sometimes involving visitors in discussions.

After going up a gravel path surrounded by lawns planted with rose bushes and apple trees (producing cider apples), you find yourself in front of this impressive building with a surface area of 1,350 m². The flowery facade is sublime, the last restorations date from 2005 from memory. You can enjoy its neo-Norman style architecture (daub covered with lime and insertions of wooden beams which give the half-timbering). In fact, the villa, built in 1907, is made of concrete and is clad in thin wooden planks as well as rubble stone which has a purely decorative function. The red paint under the roof refers to a tradition from the past (unsavory) whose secret I will let future visitors discover.

The visit begins with a whole section of history where we discover that the place passed into the hands of the Flaubert, Rothschild (who had the house built on the land) and Strassburger families. You have to look up to admire the glazed terracotta ridge caps (found everywhere in Deauville). The funerary monument of Ralph Biever Strassburger is located at the end of the large garden, you can see it from a distance but not approach it.
Curiosity of the place: the house having been occupied for three years by the Germans during the Second World War, the garden has a hump at the back of the house because a bunker is located underneath, connected to the house by a tunnel . Bunker which cannot be visited but the guide shows access.

We then enter the house and discover a corridor with a mosaic floor from 1907, with walls covered with paintings representing the horses from the family's stud farms,… In the corridor are the bicycles of Mr. and Mrs. At this level, Ralph Strassburger's office has been left as is, which results in an absolutely breathtaking museum piece (the furniture, the telephone, the books,... everything is from the period). In the different rooms, the family's furniture has been rearranged to give the impression of a house that is still occupied.
To the left of the living room is a large room opening onto the main balcony, which served as a living room, smoking room and dining room. The yellow and pink curtains date from 1986, the herringbone parquet flooring from the 1950s and the furniture dates from post-war, the Germans having stolen the 17th century furniture which was initially there. On the mantelpiece are photos of Mr. Strassburger and his son, Peter.

On the first floor there are five bedrooms with their bathroom. In the large space which distributes the rooms, you can admire paintings of horses and caricatures representing the Deauville society of the time and its actresses and actors. Without entering the rooms, you can see them without problem. It is worth stopping in particular in the room of Mrs. May Bourne Strassburger, her breakfast tray still being placed on her bed; in Monsieur's bathroom for the enormous bathtub cast in cement at the request of the corpulent German officer who occupied the premises; in Peter's room for his pin-up posters; and in the latter's nanny's room for her old Singer sewing machine (Mrs. Strassburger is a Singer heiress); in Madame's bathroom where there are hat boxes and even received postal packages.

In the corridor, furniture has been preserved, such as the old and imposing television as well as the jockey jackets.

On the second floor there are three more bathrooms and bedrooms, this is the guest floor (the whole house cannot be visited: attic and basement are inaccessible). This time, the walls are decorated with works by the artist Campagnola who made his mark in Deauville (this is an initiative of the town hall, legatee of the house in the 1980s). Here again, it is a dive into time (a “time capsule” as the guide likes to call it) that is offered to us. Note the presence of a huge vintage vacuum cleaner from the Nilfisk brand (given the dimensions of the house, it was necessary).

At each stage, the guide gave us a free moment to see and admire each piece. Photos of the interior are allowed without flash and without too much distribution on social networks, including Tripadvisor.

We spent 1h15 discovering a whole section of life in Deauville. This is a very good cultural moment to do preferably in dry weather in order to enjoy the outdoors.
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Written October 4, 2023
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movozo
Ludwigshafen, Germany808 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Unfortunately we couldn't get in, it was no longer possible to go online. I wrote another email, but unfortunately I didn't get a response
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Written September 15, 2023
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Plane68
Colmar, France7,251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Discovered from the outside of Villa Strassburger, being unvisitable during visits in August. Villa close to the second Deauville racecourse, La Touques.
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Written August 23, 2023
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Melanouka
Angers, France60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
During a stroll in the heart of Deauville, we landed in front of this sumptuous villa. Too bad we couldn't take the guided tour because it seems (based on the comments) as beautiful inside as it is outside. Something to do next time you visit Deauville...
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Written August 15, 2023
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