You only need a few moments to fall under the spell of Trouville. In no time, this gem of the Normandy coast will succeed in capturing the heart of the most seasoned traveler with its endless vistas.
It's true to say that you'll instantly understand this weakness when you lose your gaze in the beach of Trouville-sur-Mer with its old-fashioned elegance. Neo-Italian and neo-Moorish, it is the architectural eclecticism from the last century that makes this seaside town so resplendent, with the colorful villas that line its beach.
Entirely made of fine sand, under clement skies, the totally French holiday resort is a seaside enchantress imbued with wonderful ocean scents. You can have a go at surfing here, while a group of paddle-boarders look as if they are flying, quite unshakably.
On the beach, some sand yachts swell huge, immaculate sails while a canoe trip is getting ready at the water's edge. A little further up, on the coast road that follows the sea front, Trouvillaises, the typical bikes of Trouville-sur-Mer, make their way peacefully around.
In contrast to its prestigious sisters, Dinard and Deauville, Trouville-sur-Mer uncovers an authentic Normandy, embodied by its beach, but above all by its fishing port. Once modest in size, today the port is a real hive of maritime activity, offering the rambler a spectacle that's as traditional as it's unusual: the return of the fishing boats. Mackerel, scallops, sea bass and sole then fill up the fishmongers' stalls while a ballet of seagulls fill the sky above Trouville-sur-Mer. An iconoclastic setting that can, of course, be enjoyed over a platter of freshly caught oysters and seafood. Since Trouville and all of Lower Normandy are gourmet regions, it would be a shame to deprive your taste buds of a feast for the senses and turn down the many local specialties…