Nicknamed the Queen of Beaches, Trouville is the oldest seaside resort in Normandy.

Trouville was born with the artists: it was Charles Mozin, a young Parisian painter, who discovered Trouville and its beautiful beach in 1825. Painters – Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Eugène Boudin – then writers – Gustave Flaubert, Alexandre Dumas – follow.

Gustave Flaubert spends his holidays there, as a child. The beach is the theater of his first teenage love: while walking on the beach, he sees a superb red coat that the rising tide is wetting. He seizes it and returns it to its charming owner: Élisa Schlésinger. It’s love at first sight, even if he confess his love to her thirty-five years later in a letter.

As for Marcel Proust, he visits Trouville for the first time in 1885, during a stay with his grandmother at the Hôtel des Roches Noires. Very attached to Trouville, the writer returns there several times.


The boardwalk was built in 1867.

Bordered by magnificent villas built between 1865 and 1885, it is a place rich in history and architecture.

Trouville will subsequently be fiercely challenged by Deauville, from which it is only separated by the Touques river.

While Deauville displays a flashy charm, Trouville preserves a more authentic and slightly outdated character. When Deauville proudly displays names of movie stars on its own boardwalk, Trouville inscribes the names of artists linked to the city on its benches.

Let’s be honest: you “are” either Deauville or Trouville. As far as I’m concerned, the choice is quickly made 😉

August 7, 2020

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