Trouville sur mer, Dep. Calvados/Normandy
I have spent a year in Trouville as an Aupair-girl in 1985/86. I fell in Love with the Region and the little village. If you ever visit Normandy, make sure to visit this sleepy little fisher village. It is only 2 hours by train from Paris.

Just over the bridge is Trouvilles rich sister: Deauville sur mer (if you happen to come here in June without a reservation, you might have to fight for a hotel room with Liz Taylor or Robert Redford). Deauville is known for its filmfestival. During the vacation season of the French and English the population quadrouples.

My favorite time in Trouville/Deauville is off-season Spring (when the appleblossom is just beautiful. Or you can sample a glass of fresh Cider or the yummy Calvados (a high potency apple brandy).

On Wednesday and Thursday was market day. Early in the morning you find fresh fish and mussels just sold from the colorfull boats (see above picture).

I would love to sit in one of the local restaurants/coffee shops and have a hot Espresso and eat a tasty
"Croque Monsieur" or "Madame".
The Trouville Beach, in my opinion much nicer then the fancy "Deauville-Beach". In the wintertime the beach is complete empty and you get the feeling how wild the channel waters can get.
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