Treat your taste buds in Trouville-sur-Mer! Enjoy a break savouring the queen of shellfish and mackerel, and taste the sweet flavours of the region.


Trouville-sur-Mer is above all a fishing port and is especially famous for its seafood. Scallops and mackerel in particular are the real stars in Trouville!

Trouville mackerel has its own accreditationsince 2015. This makes it possible to differentiate it from those fished in an industrial or semi-industrial way.

This is because in Trouville, the traditional skills live on. Trouville mackerel is fished during weak tides and stored in small boxes of XNUMX to XNUMX kg. This is what allows this fragile fish to keep better.

Famous for its quality and freshness, the 'mackerel of Trouville' must be out on the stalls a maximum of XNUMX hours after being fished. All the work is done manually.

But the fishermen of Trouville also go fishing for other fish such as sea bass, sole, plaice and turbot, etc. Enough to delight your taste buds!

Specialities are therefore based on mackerel and other fish and seafood products. Although the cuisine of Trouville is more refined today, certain specialities nevertheless illustrate the hard way of life the women of Trouville had to endure in the past. This is the case with 'matelote', a dish made from products that were fished by hand from the mud.


Trouville-sur-Mer is renowned for its good restaurants and offers a wide choice of gastronomic establishments. The small fishing village is home to no less than sixty or so restaurants located mainly on the docks and the beach.

Among the dishes on the menu we obviously find the Trouville mackerel. But there are also many other flavors, such as:

  • sole meunière or Norman butter
  • scallops (fished from October to May)
  • grey shrimp, accompanied by bread and salted butter
  • mussels: marinières, with cream, camembert or cider
  • the seafood platter with whelks, crabs, oysters, langoustines, prawns…

Trouville-sur-Mer being above all a fishing port, all the restaurants offer seafood. But the town is also in Normandy. You will discover the gastronomic wealth the region has to offer in its markets and shops.

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