The facade of this large villa features mock half-timbering in the Neo-Norman style that emerged on the Calvados coast in the second half of the 19th century. The original building, constructed at the very end of the 19th century, was probably used from the outset as a "boarding house", which in Berck meant a home for sick children. As the building grew in number, it underwent several phases of extension: in 1907, a stylistically very different building was added along rue de Lhomel and, between 1928 and 1939, a second building extended the façade on rue Eugène Trigoulet. The style of the second building was perfectly in keeping with the first. Although the architecture has changed over time, La Villa Normande has always been dedicated to hospital care, first for children, then for soldiers during the First World War, and was leased to the Franco-American Foundation at the end of the Second World War. It is now a Foyer d'Accueil Médicalisé run by the Hopale Foundation.
Don't hesitate to look up and discover the richness and eclecticism of the architecture surrounding the Villa as you pass through the streets of Eugène Trigoulet, rue du Dr Calvé and rue Armand.