The concept

Explore the world of the Belle Époque (literally translated “Beautiful Age") with Marcel Proust as your guide.

Situated in the heart of Cabourg, the Villa du Temps retrouvé is a space consecrated to the heritage of the Côte Fleurie, to the imagination of Marcel Proust, and to the culture of the Belle Époque (Edwardian Era). The Villa serves as a place to better understand a time suspended between two centuries, between two wars, between two worlds. A time already modern but not quite yet contemporary. A place with Paris as the center of the world during the winter and the seaside resorts of the Côte Fleurie during the summer.

The Villa du Temps retrouvé is :

A house filled with artwork and history

Travel in time in the company of Marcel Proust. Dive into a journey where the atmosphere is enhanced by sound, musical, digital and fragranced scenography, as well as a selection of paintings, drawings and innovations from the period, loaned by illustrious institutions of regional, national and international influence.

Discover the rooms

An ode to the revolutions

An ode to the technological, industrial, economic, cultural and social revolutions that marked the era and still inspire today’s world.
Our innovative technology makes it possible to listen, read, see and learn throughout all the rooms, even featuring a library with a selection of the bestselling novels from the turn of the century.

An open window on Normandy

An open window allowing visitors to discover Normandy, a place to learn why so many personalities, particularly artistic and literary, took up residence in the region at the time; what they were looking for and what they found here.

Discover the works
Imagining Balbec from his hotel room, Marcel Proust was already inviting his readers to his work “À la recherche du temps perdu” to discover the most beautiful sites on the coast.

A must-see: With its lively interiors and landscaped gardens, the Villa establishes a true space of interpretation of the heritage and the architecture of the Côte Fleurie, an intersection and landmark of Normandy.

Infos pratiques

THE VILLA IS OPEN :

 Wednesday to Monday and bank holidays (except the first of May) : from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

July and August : from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Closed from mid-November to the end of February

PRICING :

  • Individual entrance – Full price: 8,00 €
  • Individual entrance – Reduced price* : 6,00 €
  • Individual entrance – Free Admission : younger than*
  • Group entrance (starting at 10 people)* : 5,50 €
  • Ambassador Pass* : 10 €

*All pricing, including free admission information, can be found on the page Pricing

Contact

La Villa du Temps Retrouvé
15 Avenue du Président
Raymond Poincaré
14390 Cabourg

T : 02 31 47 44 44

M : contact@villadutempsretrouve.com

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