Remember how I couldn’t stop gushing about the beautiful Normandy town Honfleur a while ago? There is another little town right around the corner that deserves just as much praise: Trouville-sur-Mer.
Funny enough, both were town neither Marco nor I had ever heard about before starting our impromptu Normandy road trip from Brittany to Paris. We had visited Mont St. Michel in the afternoon, found ourselves a hotel in Avranches and were deciding what to do next, when a Google search revealed both Honfleur and Trouville-sur-Mer (commonly just referred to as Trouville) as THE towns to visit in Normandy. Trouville was touted as the place all French people head to for a delicious serving of fresh moules (mussels). How could we resist? So, the next morning we hopped back into our rental and headed for Trouville. When we got closer, we chose a street with many restaurants close to the sea as our destination (Boulevard Fernand Moureaux) and our GPS delivered us to the perfect spot: all these cute restaurants close to the water right across the street from the fish market. How much better can it get? Oh, did I mention the casino and the fancy cars and pretty people all around us? No kidding, it’s where the French head for mussels… the rich French 🙂 I can only imagine how an evening in Trouville during high season looks like. I mean, we were there during a sunny January day for lunch and it was packed! We chose one of the restaurants that still had a table for us outside, Le 142. Marco ordered the traditional moules a la creme fraiche de la Normandie which are mussels cooked in a broth and then made even better with the addition of creme fraiche and I had the best shrimp and fresh bread and mayo dip I have a ever had. We had some white wine with our meal and I’m not even kidding that I actually dreamed about moving to France in that moment just so we could come to that place more often… it was divine!
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