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Marcel Proust's holiday resort
Marcel Proust was a regular in room 414 of the Grand Hôtel of Cabourg. When he was 10, the writer accompanied his grandmother, who came to treat her asthma, and discovered the site. He returned there seven times between 1907 and 1914 to enjoy the city and write. Proust cites Cabourg under the name of Balbec in his In Search of Lost Time. In the book, the author paints a portrait of the belle époque and the hectic social life of his contemporaries on vacation. Today, the Grand Hôtel of Cabourg guards the unique recipe of the famous Proust madeleines jealously.
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