In love with holidays

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A holiday story.

Raymond Savignac wasn’t an instant success, it took a while, but after the war when success did arrive, it was phenomenal. His style, his simple shapes and strong ideas, bright colors and clean lines certainly inspired by the flower-covered coast he admired during his time in Trouville when a young boy ; all bring a timeless character to his work, always a sign of genius, and that is why he is still famous today. In 1979, at the height of his glory, he decided to move to Trouville, where he spent his retirement, putting his talent to the service of the town and its numerous events. You can enjoy the fruit of his work all along the « promenade Savignac » discovering his creations as you amble around town, humor is omnipresent, without forgetting the north facing wall of our hotel which features one of his frescoes recently restored to its former glory.

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Memoirs of Flaubert, crazy about Trouville.

From the window of your room, observe the traces in the sand, it is here, in the same place, a few metres from the hotel door, that Gustave Flaubert's life changed in 1836. A veil flew away under the iodine gusts, it was Elisa Schlésinger's cape. He picks it up and love takes hold of his whole being, never to leave him again. Flaubert was 14 years old. He had spent his childhood not far from Trouville, at the Domaine de Géfosse, owned by his grandparents, and from then on he was linked to Trouville and its beach for the rest of his life. Elisa is everywhere in Flaubert's life, in the guise of Madame Arnoux in Madame Bovary (which he returned to write from Trouville in 1853), in his perpetual search for words to describe this feeling that he would never find again, in Memoirs of a Madman, his first work which recounts this moment and launched his career as a writer. Flaubert and Trouville, united by the strongest of feelings, the story could not be more beautiful.

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 Savignac, his beach, his promenade.

Raymond Savignac wasn’t an instant success, it took a while, but after the war when success did arrive, it was phenomenal. His style, his simple shapes and strong ideas, bright colors and clean lines certainly inspired by the flower-covered coast he admired during his time in Trouville when a young boy ; all bring a timeless character to his work, always a sign of genius, and that is why he is still famous today. In 1979, at the height of his glory, he decided to move to Trouville, where he spent his retirement, putting his talent to the service of the town and its numerous events. You can enjoy the fruit of his work all along the « promenade Savignac » discovering his creations as you amble around town, humor is omnipresent, without forgetting the north facing wall of our hotel which features one of his frescoes recently restored to its former glory.

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Memoirs of Flaubert, crazy about Trouville.

From the window of your room, observe the traces in the sand, it is here, in the same place, a few metres from the hotel door, that Gustave Flaubert's life changed in 1836. A veil flew away under the iodine gusts, it was Elisa Schlésinger's cape. He picks it up and love takes hold of his whole being, never to leave him again. Flaubert was 14 years old. He had spent his childhood not far from Trouville, at the Domaine de Géfosse, owned by his grandparents, and from then on he was linked to Trouville and its beach for the rest of his life. Elisa is everywhere in Flaubert's life, in the guise of Madame Arnoux in Madame Bovary (which he returned to write from Trouville in 1853), in his perpetual search for words to describe this feeling that he would never find again, in Memoirs of a Madman, his first work which recounts this moment and launched his career as a writer. Flaubert and Trouville, united by the strongest of feelings, the story could not be more beautiful.

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A holiday story.

France is on holiday. If there is a year in which the hotel Le Flaubert was to be born, it is the one synonymous with holidays, the year 1936. Holidays are now paid and the flood of holidaymakers takes over the French coasts and beaches.

A holiday story.

In 1936, the architect René Morin was commissioned to build a neo-Norman style building that would welcome bathers in the greatest comfort of the time. Its unique location, directly on the beach, contributed greatly to its success which, almost a century later, is still going strong.

Memoirs of Flaubert, crazy about Trouville.

From the window of your room, observe the traces in the sand, it is here, in the same place, a few metres from the hotel door, that Gustave Flaubert's life changed in 1836. A veil flew away under the iodine gusts, it was Elisa Schlésinger's cape. He picks it up and love takes hold of his whole being, never to leave him again. Flaubert was 14 years old. He had spent his childhood not far from Trouville, at the Domaine de Géfosse, owned by his grandparents, and from then on he was linked to Trouville and its beach for the rest of his life.

Memoirs of Flaubert, crazy about Trouville.

Elisa is everywhere in Flaubert's work, in the guise of Madame Arnoux in Madame Bovary (which he would return to write from Trouville in 1853), in his perpetual quest for words to describe this feeling that he would never find again, in Memoirs of a Madman, his first work which recounts this moment and will launch his career as a writer. Flaubert and Trouville, united by the strongest of feelings, the story could not be more beautiful.

Savignac, his beach, his promenade.

Raymond Savignac waited a few years for success before it became dazzling in post-war France. His style, his simple forms and strong ideas, his sharp colours, surely inspired by the palette offered by the flowery coast that he observed during the stays in trouvillais of his youth, give his works a timeless character, the mark of geniuses, which still makes his reputation today.

Savignac, his beach, his promenade.

In 1979, at the height of his fame, he decided to settle in Trouville where he spent his retirement, exercising his talents for the town and in the service of numerous local events. You will be able to appreciate the results along the "Savignac walk", criss-crossing the town to the rhythm of his work, always full of humour, and above all on the north wall of our hotel, which is covered with one of his frescoes, recently restored.

Trouville, “Queen of beaches”

It was in the 19th century that the fashion for bathing established Trouville as a seaside town. People discovered the town, its landscapes, its skies, its changing colours, its chiaroscuro lights and very quickly the artists, writers and painters, moved into the town. However, it was not until a century later that the hotel emerged from the boards and imposed its neo-Norman style on the promenade. Trouville and the Flaubert Hotel were built with tourism.

Trouville, “Queen of beaches”

Nowadays, you may no longer see crinolines parading along the seafront, but Trouville has managed to preserve its charm. To walk through it is to stroll through a novel with Flaubert, to go in search of lost time, with Proust in your pocket, to live a colourful postcard, to suspend a weekend, a week, to the chairs of the terraces or the sunny deckchairs.

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