In December, the whole France is immersed in the joyous pre-holiday clutter. On Christmas Eve in France in all the cities are held fairs and all kinds of festive events. Among all this pother is worth to be highlighted the annual festival held in a small French town of Deauville. Deauville is famous for its chic and fashionable villas belonging to the most famous people of the planet, from Hollywood stars to the royalty. And it is in Deauville where from 19 to 29 December 2009 will be held a traditional Street Theater Festival, or as it is also called Noel au Balcon (Christmas on the balcony), during which all the Deauville streets are turned into the scenes for the performance of many theater groups that have come here from all over Europe. The atmosphere of the festival is not interrupted even for a moment, musicians, jugglers, acrobats and jugglers, all day show their skills and, although most presentations focused still on children, adults will not be bored. In order not to freeze right on the street with trays are sold hot coffee and mulled wine, especially popular is local apple vodka - Calvados.
Located in the north of France on the shores of the Channel the town of Deauville at the moment is one of the most respectable and luxurious resorts on the Atlantic coast. What is even more surprising because it is a very young resort. Its history began in 1858 when the stepbrother of Napoleon III, Duke Morny, decided to build on the site of a small farming village with a population of 100 people a fashionable resort for the aristocracy of Paris, "The kingdom of elegance." Just a few years later in Deauville appeared hundreds of luxurious villas, hotels and restaurants, there were created several golf courses, was build a casino and two hippodromes. The new resort has gained popularity throughout Europe, which increased with each passing year. It was here in the 30-s where Coco Chanel opened her first boutique, and introduced the fashion for tan, and in the 60-s - Claude Lellouche made the famous romantic film "A man and a woman."
Deauville is now often called the twenty-first district of Paris, as it is located just a half hour drive from the capital of France, here is located the world-famous hippodrome "La Touques", where are held the international horse racing and are sold thoroughbred stallions. The resort often hosts a variety of festivals, such as American Film Festival, Jazz in Deauville, a parade of cabriolets and prestige cars, the rally of vintage cars Paris-Deauville.