Painting and literature are part of the town'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 as early as 1825, and went on to seduce the Tout-Paris with his paintings. He literally fell under the spell of this small village and told his painter friends about it. The little fishing village became a popular spot for artists.
In the 1860s, Eugène Boudin, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet set off to discover the town and spread the word about Trouville-sur-Mer's charm. Encouraged by the painters, writers 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 emblematic figures of French culture fell in love with Trouville-sur-Mer. They left a little of their souls and their works here. "Trouville has a very violent charm. Immediate. I don't know anyone who, from the very first visit, doesn't dream of coming back." Marguerite Duras