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Honfleur

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Honfleur - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados
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City of Art and History situated at the mouth of the Seine, Honfleur immediately enchants the visitors by revealing its charming fishing and sailing port, its old picturesque narrow streets, and its old timber-framed or slate-fronted houses. A magnificent collection of buildings that have inspired numerous painters. The Vieux Basin quays, surrounded by typical residences, as well as the beautiful narrow streets lined with art galleries and workshops, are a great place for a wander. There's loads to discover! The Sainte-Catherine church is a magnificent wooden building of the 15th and 16th centuries. Opposite, the bell tower, which is curiously separated from the church, is home to religious objects. For those who love art, the Eugène-Boudin museum houses paintings and drawings collections of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Honfleur

Honfleur (formerly Honnefleu, Viking origin of the name) is an ancient city that the documents mentioned in the eleventh century it is amongst the major towns of the Duchy of Normandy. Its privileged location, estuary port and seaport, determines its dual mission: defending the royal river and the departure of the great adventures on the ocean sea.

Nestled in a green setting, in the heart of the Seine estuary, Honfleur is a port in prestigious history. Enjoying a privileged location, Honfleur represents the ideal starting point for many excursions to discover the treasures of Normandy: the Pays d'Auge, the Côte Fleurie, the Bay of Seine...

In turn, military stronghold, maritime town, famous commercial port, city and artistic birthplace of famous personalities, Honfleur through centuries by scoring history. The small coastal city has preserved the witnesses of this rich past which are now one of the most visited cities in France.

The reputation of the city is mainly due to the charm of its old streets and diversity of its monuments, but also its artistic and cultural activity and authenticity of the small harbor. The Seine and Honfleur have always inspired painters, writers, musicians... The painters particularly sensitive in light of the estuary, walk in the eighteenth century. They discover to Honfleur a romantic panorama consisting of two hills encircling the medieval town.

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Many events mark the cultural season in Honfleur.

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Vieux Bassin
Vieux Bassin
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Vieux Bassin
Vieux Bassin
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Beach Booty
Beach Booty
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Lieutenancy
Lieutenancy
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Church of St. Catherine
Church of St. Catherine
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Aerial
Aerial
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Old rigging
Old rigging
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Laundry
Laundry
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St. Leonard
St. Leonard
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Vieux Bassin night
Vieux Bassin night
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Quai Saint-Étienne
Quai Saint-Étienne
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Garden Personalities
Garden Personalities
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Honfleur (© Frantz)
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Honfleur (© Frantz)
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