NORMANDY Trouville beach cabines

Trouville (pop. 5,400) is a seaside resort town and working fishing port. Its residents are referred to as Trouvillais (males) or Trouvillaises (females). The town is a popular locals’ holidaying destination, as it spots traditional seaside buildings amidst large, laidback beaches. During the 19th century, Trouville was teeming with artists and writers such as Mozin and Flaubert, who were intensely attracted to the town’s coastal life. 

Trouville is east of the River Toques. Bd Fernand Moureaux runs along the river, leading to the Port of Trouville. The beach stretches from its northern side to the southwest, while the main commercial centre is at rue de Bains.


NORMANDY honfleur - vieux bassinTrouville’s massive beach draws many water-sport enthusiasts to the area. Here, you can swim in freshwater pools, windsurf and even sail to your heart’s content. It also has a 583m Boardwalk nearby and a casino to keep the beach-goers entertained.

The beach also features another interesting sight- the Natur` Aquarium [17 Rue de Paris,  +33 231884604, ad/ch €7/5] which houses a myriad of marine life, ranging from fish to reptiles and insects

Located in the grand Villa Montebello is the Musée de Trouville (or Musée Montebello) [64 Rue du Général Leclerc,  +33 231881626  ad/ch €2/free]. It is a stone’s throw from the town’s tourist office and it exhibits Trouville’s history and the works of related artists such as Charles Mozin and Eugène Boudin.