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A trend developed by a Parisian lawyer
The circuit of the villas of Cabourg extends over 1.9 miles (3.2 km) and allows visitors to discover around thirty Belle Epoque villas of the Normandy seaside resort. In 1853, Henri Durand-Morimbau, a Parisian businessman and lawyer, discovered Cabourg, which was then only a small fishing village. He then founded the Thermal Society, found partners, and entrusted the Caen architect Paul Leroux with the task of designing the radio-concentric urban plan of the resort, inaugurated in 1855. Twenty years later, more than 150 villas that gave pride of place to the imagination of the architects and owners had already been built.
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