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Deauville is a commune in the Calvados département in the Normandy region in northwestern France. With its race course, international film festival, conference centre, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches" and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France; as the closest seaside resort to Paris, the city and its region of the Côte Fleurie has long been home to French high society's seaside houses and is referred to as the Parisian riviera. Since the 19th century, the town of Deauville has been a fashionable holiday resort for the international upper class. Deauville is a desirable family resort for the wealthy. In France, it is known above all for its role in Proust's In Search of Lost Time; the history of Deauville can be traced back to 1060, when seigneur Hubert du Mont-Canisy dominated the magnificent land, known as Auevilla. In 1066, Hubert du Mont-Canisy left to follow William the Conqueror to England; until 1860, Deauville went from the reign of one mayor to another and became famous as horse territory and for cultivating sainfoin.
Duc Charles Auguste Louis Joseph de Morny, half brother of the emperor Napoleon III, on requests of his wife Sofia Sergeyevna Trubetskaya and her friend-art collector Konstantin Rudanovsky transformed Deauville into a more travelled resort. Before the death of the Duc in 1865, certain key investments were made that would transform Deauville's history; such investments included a railway from Paris to Deauville, the Deauville hippodrome for horse races, a small casino. Within three years, over forty villas were constructed in the surrounding area, 200 rooms, as well as other accommodations, were finalized in the Grand Hotel. To the Duc de Morny's credit, was the construction of a church and a school in 1863. In the same year, "La Terrasse" was brilliantly created; this was a complex for hydrotherapeutic baths and other cures, as well as a 1,800-metre promenade along the seaside. Following the Duc's death, Deauville grew but it was not until the early 20th century when Désiré le Hoc, with Eugene Cornuché, pushed Deauville into another important period of transformation and development.
The still-famous Normandy Barrière and Royal hotels and the casino opened in the years 1911 and 1913. Renovations were carried out and extensions were made to the hippodrome, telephone lines were set up, the sales of yearlings saw historic highs, up to 62 English and French yachts occupied the basin. During these successful years many luxury boutiques opened in the streets of Deauville, as many stores from Paris decided it was worthwhile establishing themselves in the up-and-coming Norman resort. During World War I, wounded soldiers would be cared for in Deauville’s famous hotels and casino; the war took a heavy toll on Deauville’s blossoming market and trade sector as merchants were forced to give many of their products to the war effort. In 1923, the Promenade des Planches was finalized; this refers to the famous wooded boardwalk. In 1926, Eugene Corniché died, his position as director of Deauville's grand establishments was filled by Francois André. In 1929, the construction of l”Hotel du Golf was paired with major renovations and expansions to the golf course itself.
This was a decision coming directly from Francois André. The hotel and golf course are situated on the outskirts of the town. In 1931, only seven kilometres from the centre of town, Deauville – Saint-Gatien Airport was inaugurated; this was a pivotal event in the Deauville's history in terms of tourism, as now London was only a 2-hour trip from Deauville. The combination of the national financial crisis and World War II removed the paradisiacal aura of Deauville that would not resurface until the 1950s. During the Second World War, the German Army occupied Deauville. Villas and the casino were all occupied or used to some extent by the German forces. Thanks to the D-Day invasion, allied forces were able to push the German troops out of Deauville and Normandy. Following the war, exemplified in the 1960s and beyond, Deauville understood what it represented and decided to act in accordance, playing the cards it had at its disposal: myth and exclusivity. Michel d'Ornano was established as the new mayor and Lucien Barriere succeeded his uncle Francois André at the head of the Hotels and Casinos of Deauville.
Deauville became again a centre for high society and celebrities from every field. With scenes of award-winning movies being filmed in Deauville and endless celebrity traffic, the town has renewed its status as an emblematic resort town of Europe; the first reference to Deauville was in 1060. At this time the village looked more like a fishing hamlet than a village. A Enilla comes from the Germanic Auwja Auwa meaning wet meadow; the village was up on the hill and a few houses were built next to the St Laurent chapel. Thanks to its situation near the coast, the village had a small harbour of little importance on the river Touques. Deauville owes its greater prominence to the Duc de Morny, he described the village as: Cité calme, aux rue désertes, elle forme avec Trouville, animée et bruyante, un contraste absolu. Mais ce manque de vie n'est, en réalité, qu'apparent, car de magnifiques propriétés, de même que les délicieux jardins qui les entourent, sont entretnus avec un soin on ne peut plus raffiné.
Translation: "A quiet town, with deserted streets, it forms a complete contrast with the busy and noisy Trouville. But this lack of life is, in reality, only apparent, beca
Poirot is a British mystery drama television series that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie's fictional Hercule Poirot. Produced by LWT, the series was produced by ITV Studios; the series aired on VisionTV in Canada and on PBS and A&E in the United States. The programme ran for 70 episodes in total. At the programme's conclusion, which finished with Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, based on the final Poirot novel, every major literary work by Christie that featured the title character had been adapted. Clive Exton in partnership with producer Brian Eastman adapted the pilot. Together, they produced the first eight series. Exton and Eastman left Poirot after 2001, when they began work on Thyme. Michele Buck and Damien Timmer, who both went on to form Mammoth Screen, were behind the revamping of the series; the episodes aired from 2003 featured a radical shift in tone from the previous series. The humour of the earlier series was downplayed with each episode being presented as serious drama, saw the introduction of gritty elements not present in the Christie stories being adapted.
Recurrent motifs in the additions included drug use, abortion, a tendency toward more visceral imagery. Story changes were made to present female characters in a more sympathetic or heroic light, at odds with Christie's characteristic gender neutrality; the visual style of episodes was correspondingly different: an overall darker tone. The series logo was redesigned, the main theme motif, though used was featured subtly and in sombre arrangements. However, a more upbeat string arrangement of the theme music is used for the end credits of Hallowe'en Party, The Clocks and Dead Man's Folly. In flashback scenes episodes made extensive use of fisheye lens, distorted colours, other visual effects. Series 9–12 lack Hugh Fraser, Phillip Jackson and Pauline Moran, who had appeared in the previous series. Series 10 introduced Zoë Wanamaker as the eccentric crime novelist Ariadne Oliver and David Yelland as Poirot's dependable valet, George — a character, introduced in the early Poirot novels, but was left out of the early adaptations in order to develop the character of Miss Lemon.
The introduction of Wanamaker and Yelland's characters and the absence of the other characters is consistent with the stories on which the scripts were based. Hugh Fraser and David Yelland returned for two episodes of the final series:, with Phillip Jackson and Pauline Moran returning for the adaptation of The Big Four. Zoe Wanamaker returned for the adaptations of Elephants Can Remember and Dead Man's Folly. Clive Exton adapted seven novels and fourteen short stories for the series, including The ABC Murders and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, which received mixed reviews from critics. Anthony Horowitz was another prolific writer for the series, adapting three novels and nine short stories, while Nick Dear adapted six novels. Comedian and novelist Mark Gatiss has written three episodes and guest-starred in the series, as have Peter Flannery and Kevin Elyot. Ian Hallard, who co-wrote the screenplay for The Big Four with his partner Mark Gatiss, appears in the episode and Hallowe'en Party, scripted by Gatiss alone.
Florin Court in Charterhouse Square, was used as Poirot's fictional London residence, Whitehaven Mansions. The final episode to be filmed was Dead Man's Folly in June 2013 on the Greenway Estate broadcast on 30 October 2013. Most of the locations and buildings where the episodes were shot were given fictional names. Suchet was recommended for the part by Christie's family, who had seen him appear as Blott in the TV adaptation of Tom Sharpe's Blott on the Landscape. Suchet, a method actor, said that he prepared for the part by reading all the Poirot novels and every short story, copying out every piece of description about the character. Suchet told Strand Magazine: "What I did was, I had my file on one side of me and a pile of stories on the other side and day after day, week after week, I ploughed through most of Agatha Christie's novels about Hercule Poirot and wrote down characteristics until I had a file full of documentation of the character, and it was my business not only to know what he was like, but to become him.
I had to become him before we started shooting."During the filming of the first series, Suchet left the production during an argument with a director, insisting that Poirot's odd mannerisms be featured. According to many critics and enthusiasts, Suchet's characterisation is considered to be the most accurate interpretation of all the actors who have played Poirot, the closest to the character in the books. In 2013, Suchet revealed that
A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a modest-quality mattress in a small room to large suites with bigger, higher-quality beds, a dresser, a refrigerator and other kitchen facilities, upholstered chairs, a flat screen television, en-suite bathrooms. Small, lower-priced hotels may offer only the most basic guest facilities. Larger, higher-priced hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare and event facilities, tennis or basketball courts, restaurants, day spa, social function services. Hotel rooms are numbered to allow guests to identify their room; some boutique, high-end hotels have custom decorated rooms. Some hotels offer meals as part of a board arrangement. In the United Kingdom, a hotel is required by law to serve food and drinks to all guests within certain stated hours. In Japan, capsule hotels provide a tiny room suitable only for sleeping and shared bathroom facilities.
The precursor to the modern hotel was the inn of medieval Europe. For a period of about 200 years from the mid-17th century, coaching inns served as a place for lodging for coach travelers. Inns began to cater to richer clients in the mid-18th century. One of the first hotels in a modern sense was opened in Exeter in 1768. Hotels proliferated throughout Western Europe and North America in the early 19th century, luxury hotels began to spring up in the part of the 19th century. Hotel operations vary in size, function and cost. Most hotels and major hospitality companies have set industry standards to classify hotel types. An upscale full-service hotel facility offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, an on-site restaurant, the highest level of personalized service, such as a concierge, room service, clothes pressing staff. Full service hotels contain upscale full-service facilities with a large number of full service accommodations, an on-site full service restaurant, a variety of on-site amenities.
Boutique hotels are smaller independent, non-branded hotels that contain upscale facilities. Small to medium-sized hotel establishments offer a limited amount of on-site amenities. Economy hotels are small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer basic accommodations with little to no services. Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized hotels that offer longer-term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership involving ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage. A motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Boutique hotels are hotels with a unique environment or intimate setting. A number of hotels have entered the public consciousness through popular culture, such as the Ritz Hotel in London; some hotels are built as a destination in itself, for example at casinos and holiday resorts. Most hotel establishments are run by a General Manager who serves as the head executive, department heads who oversee various departments within a hotel, middle managers, administrative staff, line-level supervisors.
The organizational chart and volume of job positions and hierarchy varies by hotel size and class, is determined by hotel ownership and managing companies. The word hotel is derived from the French hôtel, which referred to a French version of a building seeing frequent visitors, providing care, rather than a place offering accommodation. In contemporary French usage, hôtel now has the same meaning as the English term, hôtel particulier is used for the old meaning, as well as "hôtel" in some place names such as Hôtel-Dieu, a hospital since the Middle Ages; the French spelling, with the circumflex, was used in English, but is now rare. The circumflex replaces the's' found in the earlier hostel spelling, which over time took on a new, but related meaning. Grammatically, hotels take the definite article – hence "The Astoria Hotel" or "The Astoria." Facilities offering hospitality to travellers have been a feature of the earliest civilizations. In Greco-Roman culture and ancient Persia, hospitals for recuperation and rest were built at thermal baths.
Japan's Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, founded in 705, was recognised by the Guinness World Records as the oldest hotel in the world. During the Middle Ages, various religious orders at monasteries and abbeys would offer accommodation for travellers on the road; the precursor to the modern hotel was the inn of medieval Europe dating back to the rule of Ancient Rome. These would provide for the needs of travellers, including food and lodging and fodder for the traveller's horse and fresh horses for the mail coach. Famous London examples of inns include the Tabard. A typical layout of an inn had an inner court with bedrooms on the two sides, with the kitchen and parlour at the front and the stables at the back. For a period of about 200 years from the mid-17th century, coaching inns served as a place for lodging for coach travellers. Coaching inns stabled teams of horses for stagecoaches and mail coaches and replaced tired teams with fresh teams. Traditionally they were seven miles apart, but this depended much on the terrain.
Some English towns had as many as ten such inns and rivalry between them was intense, not only for the income from the stagecoach operators but for the revenu
Normandy is one of the 18 regions of France referring to the historical Duchy of Normandy. Normandy is divided into five administrative departments: Calvados, Manche and Seine-Maritime, it covers 30,627 square kilometres, comprising 5% of the territory of metropolitan France. Its population of 3.37 million accounts for around 5% of the population of France. The inhabitants of Normandy are known as Normans, the region is the historic homeland of the Norman language; the historical region of Normandy comprised the present-day region of Normandy, as well as small areas now part of the departments of Mayenne and Sarthe. The Channel Islands are historically part of Normandy. Normandy's name comes from the settlement of the territory by Danish and Norwegian Vikings from the 9th century, confirmed by treaty in the 10th century between King Charles III of France and the Viking jarl Rollo. For a century and a half following the Norman conquest of England in 1066, Normandy and England were linked by Norman and Frankish rulers.
Archaeological finds, such as cave paintings, prove that humans were present in the region in prehistoric times. Celts invaded Normandy in successive waves from the 4th to the 3rd century BC; when Julius Caesar invaded Gaul, there were nine different Celtic tribes living in Normandy. The Romanisation of Normandy was achieved by the usual methods: Roman roads and a policy of urbanisation. Classicists have knowledge of many Gallo-Roman villas in Normandy. In the late 3rd century, barbarian raids devastated Normandy. Coastal settlements were raided by Saxon pirates. Christianity began to enter the area during this period. In 406, Germanic tribes began invading from the east; as early as 487, the area between the River Somme and the River Loire came under the control of the Frankish lord Clovis. Vikings started to raid the Seine valley during the middle of the 9th century; as early as 841, a Viking fleet appeared at the mouth of the Seine, the principal route by which they entered the kingdom. After attacking and destroying monasteries, including one at Jumièges, they took advantage of the power vacuum created by the disintegration of Charlemagne's empire to take northern France.
The fiefdom of Normandy was created for Rollo. Rollo had besieged Paris but in 911 entered vassalage to the king of the West Franks, Charles the Simple, through the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. In exchange for his homage and fealty, Rollo gained the territory which he and his Viking allies had conquered; the name "Normandy" reflects Rollo's Viking origins. To this day, in Norwegian language the word nordmann denotes a Norwegian person; the descendants of Rollo and his followers adopted the local Gallo-Romance language and intermarried with the area's native Gallo-Roman inhabitants. They became the Normans – a Norman-speaking mixture of Norsemen and indigenous Franks and Romans. Rollo's descendant William became king of England in 1066 after defeating Harold Godwinson, the last of the Anglo-Saxon kings, at the Battle of Hastings, while retaining the fiefdom of Normandy for himself and his descendants. Besides the conquest of England and the subsequent subjugation of Wales and Ireland, the Normans expanded into other areas.
Norman families, such as that of Tancred of Hauteville, Rainulf Drengot and Guimond de Moulins played important parts in the conquest of southern Italy and the Crusades. The Drengot lineage, de Hauteville's sons William Iron Arm and Humphrey, Robert Guiscard and Roger the Great Count progressively claimed territories in southern Italy until founding the Kingdom of Sicily in 1130, they carved out a place for themselves and their descendants in the Crusader states of Asia Minor and the Holy Land. The 14th-century explorer Jean de Béthencourt established a kingdom in the Canary Islands in 1404, he received the title King of the Canary Islands from Pope Innocent VII but recognized Henry III of Castile as his overlord, who had provided him aid during the conquest. In 1204, during the reign of John Lackland, mainland Normandy was taken from England by France under King Philip II. Insular Normandy remained however under English control. In 1259, Henry III of England recognized the legality of French possession of mainland Normandy under the Treaty of Paris.
His successors, however fought to regain control of their ancient fiefdom. The Charte aux Normands granted by Louis X of France in 1315 – like the analogous Magna Carta granted in England in the aftermath of 1204 – guaranteed the liberties and privileges of the province of Normandy. French Normandy was occupied by English forces during the Hundred Years' War in 1345–1360 and again in 1415–1450. Normandy lost three-quarters of its population during the war. Afterward prosperity returned to Normandy until the Wars of Religion; when many Norman towns joined the Protestant Reformation, battles ensued throughout the province. In the Channel Islands, a period of Calvinism following the Reformation was suppressed when Anglicanism was imposed following the English Civil War. Samuel de Champlain founded Acadia. Four years
Groupe Barrière operates casinos in France and elsewhere in Europe. The group operates in the French luxury hotel industry and in the catering and leisure industries. 1912-1951: re-inventing the Deauville and La Baule seaside resortsAs a young man from Ardèche who came up to Paris in the early 20th century, François André started a casino business by acquiring the Ostend casino in Belgium, while Eugène Cornuché, his partner, began building the Hôtel Normandy and having the Deauville casino rebuilt in 1912. In 1918, François André set up the Haussmann gaming circle in Paris and continued to grow his business by designing the La Baule resort based on the Deauville model and by purchasing the Hôtel Royal and casino in 1923, he invented the modern day resort concept by combining casinos, luxury hotels and sports facilities all on one site. In 1926, François André took on the construction of the Hôtel Hermitage at La Baule. 1927, he took over from Eugène Cornuché as managing director of SHCD. He had the Hôtel du Golf in Deauville built.
1951-1987 - Groupe Lucien Barrière’s founding and development throughout FranceIn 1951, Lucien Barrière, François André’s nephew, joined the group. In 1957 Lucien Barrière was appointed to the Board of several of the group’s entities and became his uncle’s sole legal heir in 1961, he undertook a project to modernise and develop the group by buying new establishments in Trouville, Dinard, St-Malo and Enghien-les-Bains. In 1980, SHCLB was founded to cover the La Baule casinos. In 1987, Lucien Barrière participated in the arrival of slot machines in France. 1990-2000:In the early 1990s, Accor became a major SHCLB shareholder. In 1990, Diane Barrière-Desseigne succeeded her father, Lucien Barrière, launched major renovation projects. On top of their prestige, the hotels are connected to the film industry and the Arts; the elite figures of the film industry visit the Normandy Barrière and the Royal Barrière during the American Film Festival in Deauville. In 1995, Diane Barrière-Desseigne suffered a serious plane accident and from 1997, her husband Dominique Desseigne co-managed the SHCD and SHCLB at her side.
In 1998, SHCD bought Fouquet's brand. Diane Barrière-Desseigne died in 2001. Dominique Desseigne took over group management and became chairman of SFCMC. Since 2001: Under the chairmanship of Dominique Desseigne, the SHCD and the SHCLB took on a new dimension with the first international developments. In 2003, SHCLB opened the Casino Barrière de Montreux in Switzerland, which became the leading casino in Switzerland in 2008 in terms of total gross gaming takings. During the same year, SHCD took over the Ryads Resort Development, owner of the land on which the Hôtel Naoura Barrière in Marrakech was built, supported by top ranking investors who purchased an equity stake in Ryads Resort Development. In 2004, the Desseigne-Barrière family and Colony Capital investment funds decided to team up as Société Hôtelière de la Chaîne Lucien Barrière, subsequently renamed Groupe Lucien Barrière, which combined the businesses of SHCD, SHCLB and Accor Casinos to create a prestigious casino and hotel group.
Since 2005, the expansion has continued with the opening of casinos in Toulouse, Leucate and Lille, the opening of the Naoura Barrière in Marrakech, Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris and the Spark in Enghien-les-Bains. The Hôtel Barrière Lille will open during autumn 2010 and the hotel complex and balneo-therapy centre adjoining the Casino Barrière de Ribeauvillé is forecast to open late 2011. During the same period, the public service concessions of the Barrière Casinos in La Baule, Deauville, Saint-Malo, Nice and Saint Raphaël were renewed, which reveals the confidence these towns place in the group. On 15 April 2009, Colony Capital sold its Groupe Lucien Barrière shares to Accor, which now holds a 49% equity stake in the company. In 2010, Groupe Lucien Barrière and Française des Jeux designed an on-line gaming platform with 3D online gaming, called LB Poker company. Barrière includes 18 hotels, with a majority of hotels ranked as five star. Paris Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris***** Deauville Hotel Barrière Le Normandy ***** Hotel Barrière Le Royal Deauville***** Hôtel du Golf **** Cannes Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes ***** Le Gray D'Albion Barrière ***** Courchevel Hotel Barrière Les Neiges Courchevel ***** Dinard Grand Hôtel Dinard***** Enghien-les-Bains Grand Hôtel Enghien **** Hôtel du Lac**** Le Touquet Le Westminster **** La Baule Castel Marie-Louise ***** Le Royal La Baule ***** L' Hermitage ***** Marrakech Hôtel & Ryads Le Naoura ***** Lille Resort Barrière Lille ***** Ribeauvillé Resort Barrière Ribeauvillé **** Saint Barthélemy Hôtel Barrière Le Carl Gustaf ***** The 37 casinos are located in resorts along the French coast and in major cities.
La Baule, Bénodet, Besançon, Blotzheim, Briançon, Carry-le-Rouet, Chamonix, Deauville, Enghien-les-Bains, Leucate, Menton, Nice Le Ruhl, Ouistreham, Perros-Guirec, Ribeauvillé, La Rochelle, Les Sables d'Olonne, Saint-Malo, Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Raphaël, Toulouse, Le Touquet and Trouville. Courrendlin and Montreux. Cairo. Groupe Lucien Barrière has 131 bars and restaurants throughout the group’s casinos and hotels, which range from snacks to 5-star cuisine, as well as Fouquet’s brasseries in Paris and Marrakech. Spark, sport et spa - Enghien-les-Bains Le Spa Diane Barrière de l’Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's – Paris Le Spa
François André is a French politician representing the Socialist Party. He was re-elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the department of Ille-et-Vilaine, he was first elected as a councilor for Rennes as part of the PS in 2001. In 2008, André was elected as the head of the Canton of Rennes-Nord-Ouest, he decided not to vote for the PS candidate in the 2017 French presidential election, Benoît Hamon, in the first round, instead voted for Emmanuel Macron, the candidate for En Marche! French legislative election, 2017