Galerie Bartoux was founded by Robert Bartoux in Honfleur in 1993, after exhibitions in public areas such as train stations, airports, malls. His will is to bring art to people, to promote art as "a journey invitation", a pleasure to brighten individual's life. This is why he opened galleries in places of leisure, as Honfleur is. His focus is opposite to inacessible art devoted to an "elite" and "opaque and too intellectualised" works. Robert Bartoux brought in his adventure several members of his family, still writing the family saga of artdealers.