Painting and literature are part of the city's DNA. Trouville-sur-Mer as a seaside resort was created under the auspices of 19th-century painters and writers. Charles Mozin, in search of the picturesque, discovered our fishing port in 1825 and went on to charm the whole of Paris with his paintings. He literally fell under the spell of this small village and told all his artist friends about it. The small fishing village became a popular spot for artists.
From the 1860s onwards, Eugène Boudin, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet set off to discover the town and promote the charm of Trouville-sur-Mer. Encouraged by the painters, writers gradually began to flock to Trouville-sur-Mer. Marguerite Duras, Gustave Flaubert, Charles Mozin, Alexandre Dumas, Claude Monet, Marcel Proust, Raymond Savignac... and so many other legendary figures of French culture fell in love with Trouville-sur-Mer. They have left a little of their souls and their works here. "Trouville has a very strong, immediate charm, and I don't know anyone who doesn't dream of returning there from the very first visit". Marguerite Duras