Travel to Honfleur : France

The beautiful harbour town of Honfleur is a delightful location if you are looking to holiday in Normandy, France.
The beautiful harbour town of Honfleur is a delightful location if you are looking to holiday in Normandy, France.

Honfleur has preserved its historic heritage as you will see as you wander through the picturesque narrow paved streets, situated at the mouth of the River Seine it is a sea and river port. You can take a boat trip in the Seine estuary to the Pont du Normandie, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world or a shorter trip around the port area.

Along the quayside you can relax, enjoy a glass of wine or Calvados at one of the many café terraces. The inner harbour has craft shops to browse around and many places to eat. You can stroll around the harbour area admire all kinds of yachts and the brightly coloured fishing boats.

There are some interesting museums you may like to visit, the Les Maisons Satie, it is a museum dedicated to the eccentric French composer Erik Satie who was born in Honfleur, you will hear his music through headphones as you move through the exhibitions of his life, it is well worth visiting.

Another museum you may want to see is the Ethnographical (Musée d′ Ethnographie et d′ Art) a Norman folk museum on the site of a former prison, it has reconstructed rooms in an assortment of styles from a manor house to a printer’s workshop.

The main point of interest in the old town is the Eglise St. Catherine, the church was built by the town’s shipmakers largely of wood in the 15th century, and it has a free standing belfry. As you explore the town and port area you will find many places of interest, activity revolves around the Vieux Basson with its slate fronted houses behind them are 17th century salt warehouses which are now home to temporary art exhibitions, originally they were used to store salt for the cod fleets.

If you now feel like relaxing on a beach you will find some fine beaches within walking distance where you can swim top up your tan weather permitting and have some lazy days.

If you are looking for other visitor attractions to visit, Naturospace may be of interest where you will see many species of butterflies, brightly coloured flowers and amazing trees in a tropical setting.

You may prefer to explore the beautiful villages and surrounding countryside of the Honfleur district, farms where Calvados is produced, if you need more information on the routes you can get details from the Tourist Office. If you prefer there are some spectacular views along the coastline to enjoy.

There are many more popular attractions to see in this part of Normandy Honfleur is worth visiting for a short or longer holiday break.

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