Trouville travel guide

About Trouville

Trouville in Normandy is both a charming seaside resort and a picturesque fishing village all in one!

Known as the 'Queen of Beaches', and popular with artists and writers such as Monet and Proust, Trouville was a fashionable seaside resort of the aristocracy in the 1800s along with its sister town. Deauville. Today, Trouville is a more family-oriented resort compared to its decadent neighbour known for the Hollywood celebrities and rich and famous who attend its horse racing, festivals and Barrière Casino. With a fantastic sandy beach that plays host to a multitude of different beachside activities and water sports, the seaside of Trouville is the place to be! 

Kids will love exploring the Natur'Aquarium on the seafront, filled with fish, sharks and other creatures from every ocean in the world. Outdoor activities at the beach, in the sea, on land and in the air are guaranteed to keep the whole family busy, whatever their age and there are many here to choose from including beach tennis, scuba diving, horse riding and flying lessons. For the adventurous on land, there are also several walks around the town and coast.

Enjoy the fresh fish in the market, La Poissonnerie, which is brought into port every morning by the local fishermen and served in the restaurants, terrace cafés and grills in the town. Or, sample some Normandy produce such as cheeses and meats, or buy some flowers and the wares of local craftsmen by taking a stroll from Pont des Belges to La Possionnerie where a market is held on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. In town, you'll find many antiques shops, art galleries and clothes shops, or experience some culture by visiting the Musée de Trouville, which is housed inside the fantastic Villa Montebello on the hillside overlooking the sea. With a fine arts collection to help tell the history of the town, the museum has a large display of paintings and a gallery of the posters of Raymond Savignac

Explore the surrounding area with visits to Deauville, Honfleur and Caen. Or take a trip out to the activity park in the trees, Le Val des Cimes, or the Fromagerie Graindorge at Livarot where you can take ad tour through the workshops of this famous cheese manufacturer. Don't miss the tasting session at the end!

Why visit Trouville?

  • The Beach
  • The Aquarium
  • The Museum
  • Walks and Outdoor Activities


  • Country: France
  • Region: Normandy
  • Department: Calvados
  • Population: 5,000
  • Coordinates: 49.376561,0.085831

Coordinates shown are based on the WGS84 system, please check driving directions before departing.

Places to visit nearby

Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural festivals.

Honfleur is a charming seaside town immediately recognisable by its tall narrow buildings - which look as though they've been squeezed into the streets!

After serious devastation during the WW2 bombings, Le Havre has risen phoenix-like from the ashes to become a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site for its post-war architecture.

Nearby attractions

Enjoy a walk along Deauville's wooden promenade, where the aristocracy of yesteryear once walked while taking the sea air. Made of ekki or eba, a species of wood that is said to be resistant to rot and decay, the boardwalk...

Focusing on arts and history, the museum of Trouville has some great collections with seaside paintings, drawings and prints, 20th century neo-Romantic paintings and several posters by the renowned French graphic artist...

Built by Georges Wydo in 1912, the architecture of the Casino takes its inspiration from 18th century building including the Petit Trianon and the opera house of the château of Versailles.