Trouville

Trouville

Originally Trouville was just a small and charming fishing village at the mouth of the river Touques, where boats lay aground at low tide. It was then quickly discovered in the 19th century by a number of artists looking for authenticity and fresh air, during the Industrial Revolutuion.

The first painters to discover this village along the Cote Fleurie coast were Mozin, Isabey, Huet and Boudin. Soon followed by the young Impressionnists such as Monet or Caillebotte, who started their studies for marine paintings and recorded the beach scenes of the French Aristocracy, around Hotel des Roches Noires and the newly built seafront villas.

Still a popular weekend beach destination to enjoy the fresh air during a stroll along the board walk, French visitors also commonly stop here to buy the freshest seafood available at the Covered Market of neo-Norman style, protected as a Historical Monument since 1937. Changing along with the seasons, the market stalls are covered with sea scallop, Dover sole, plaice, sea bass, turbot, shrimp and many other local delicacies...