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>>> Trouville has had a public beach since the 17th century, and the beach has been a great success since the 19th century, when a young Parisian painter, Charles Mozin, seduced by the dunes and the unspoilt natural setting, made the beach famous through an exhibition of his paintings in the “Salon Carré” at the Louvre. Sea bathing and Trouville’s fine beach were a novelty in this prosperous period of the Second Empire, and they attracted crowds of tourists and artists every year, which contributed to the fame of the beach. At the end of the 19th century it was crowned “The Queen of Beaches”.
>>> Entirely covered with fine sand and shells, the beach is over 1200m long. It is one of the only beaches on the “Côte Fleurie” to be lined with magnificent villas, mainly built between 1860 and 1880, each in a different style, inspired by the styles of other countries and other periods of French architecture. The villas include the Villa Roy, the Villa Sidonia, the Villa des Flots, the Villas Normandes, the Villa des Mouettes…
>>> The seafront boardwalk was built in 1867, and rebaptised the “Promenade Savignac” in 2001. Stretching over 925 metres of beach, it is an invitation to go for a stroll, and now that the Villa Montebello and the Hôtel des Roches Noires are listed historic monuments, this unique spot is a protected site.
Qualified lifeguards supervise swimming during the following periods : every weekend in May, public holidays, every day in June from 10am to 6pm, every day in July and August from 10am to 7pm. Be careful to swim within
the supervised area, and pay attention to the warnings conveyed by beach signal flags.
PETS ON THE BEACH
Pets : from Easter to the end of September, before 10am and after 7pm, pets on a lead are allowed on the beach.
Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM)
Quai Albert 1er - Tél. +33 (0)2 31 88 28 09
Sémaphore - Alerte en Mer
Tél. + 33 (0)2 31 88 11 13