In 1826, fleeing an unhappy love, an actress of the Comédie Française, Anaïs Aubert, found the joy of life in Veules. As soon as she returned to Paris, she praised its charm to her friends. Men of letters and artists flocked. Chintreuil, de Cock, Harpignies, Mélingue, Michelet, Meurice, Victor Hugo, the Brothers Goncourt, Coppée, Richepin, drain Parisian society towards the village, which discovers a quiet resort close to the capital. The pretty seaside-style villas are emerging, and Veules-les-Roses becomes a must-see destination.