LA ROUTE DE LA CORNICHE :
Described by Marcel Proust in ” À la recherche du temps perdu “, this road leads from Deauville-Trouville to Honfleur in the middle of a magnificent vegetation where all along the route are superb properties with half-timbered facades.
LA HALLE AUX POISSONS :
Outside the beautiful market hall, rebuilt after the fire of 2006, it is impossible to miss the stall of the Pillet-Saiter house which was founded in 1887. For seven generations, the oldest family of fishermen in Trouvillais has been serving wonders: from Isigny oysters to Fécamp sole, from Breton blue lobster to Jeannette’s soup, named after her grandmother, who served it to her best customers in the 1960s, everything is incredibly fresh and good. Pillet-Saiter, boulevard Fernand Moureaux, 14360 Trouville-sur-Mer. +33 (0)2 31 88 02 10.
LE CENTRAL :
Sticking to the Vapours, another must-see address in Trouville, this brewery has kept the charm of the 1930s with its mirrors, moleskin benches and advertising posters. Marguerite Duras had her table, 309, at the back of the room, where she enjoyed oysters. 158, boulevard Fernand Moureaux 14360 Trouville-sur-Mer +33 (0)2 31 88 13 68 04.
L’INSTANT FROMAGE :
A craft cheese dairy that exhibits the cheese works of small local producers. The 100% Normandy is sung in the style of the AOC (Appellation d’origine Contrôlée) with irresistible Pont-L’Évêque, Livarot, Camembert and Pavés d’Auge. 30, rue des Bains, 14360 Trouville-sur-Mer. +33 (0)2 31 98 28 14.
LA CASE DES BAINS :
When a former photographer chooses to take up residence in a small delicatessen, everything is devoted to the pleasure of the eyes, and of course the palate. On elegant shelves, he put all the delicacies he discovered during his travels around the world. Rums from the West Indies, home-made pasta from Naples, Portuguese sardines or Iberian charcuterie, everything is mouth-watering. 80, rue des Bains, in Trouville. +33 (0)2 31 81 34 53 06.
PÂTISSERIE CHARLOTTE CORDAY :
This pastry shop-tea room has lost nothing of its sassuous character since its creation in 1927. It was one of Marguerite Duras’ favourite addresses for the Mont-Blanc that she loved. The young pastry chef Laurent Gibourdel (a member of the family who took over the business in 1977) has fun creating new must-haves named after his famous regulars: the Tarte Antoine (for Antoine de Caunes), Ma Préférence, for Christine Orban, or the Karl Zéro, for… filling up on travel cakes, madeleines, shortbread, homemade jams or salted toffees. 172, boulevard Fernand-Moureaux 14360 Trouville-sur-Mer +33 (0)2 31 88 11 76.
On the Côte Fleurie, this vintage lover is aptly named. The young woman has taken over her mother’s shop, “La Chine de Topolina”, to make it a little paradise for designer clothes. There you can find incredible American pyjamas from the 1950s, Burberrys trench coats with the “s” stamped on them, and crazy party dresses. Scenes from elsewhere: 31, rue Sopite 14360 Trouville-sur-Mer +33 (0)5 59 26 18 88.