walking/ tasting/ seafood/art/ culture/ religion/churches/ calvados
I can say with good reason that Honfleur is the jewel of Normandy's coast with its houses of mellow stone and its sheltered harbour, the water of which is haunted by their reflections. Two tall church spires pierce the skyline. Behind them you will see gracious gabled mansions and timber-framed houses.
Here you can enjoy the unforgettable architecture style of the houses and taste the local sea products served at the open market with the wine tasting!
Despite its tiny size, Honfleur was once an important seafaring centre, playing a major part in the Hundred Years War. And it was also from here that Samuel de Champlain sailed out to found Quebec in 1608.
Let's discover one of the best Calvados and Cider produced here in Normandy!
Start an absorbing tour by ambling over to the church of Sainte-Catherine off the northern side of the Vieux Bassin. It was made entirely of wood during the 15th century.
Then let's continue to discover the 14th-century church of St Etienne that is now the little Musée Maritime with the displays of charts, knots, sea chests and ship-builder's models.
Landscape painter Eugène Boudin was born in Honfleur in 1824. It was at a small art shop in Le Havre that he met the young Claude Monet and became his mentor, bringing him to Honfleur. Set in a 19th-century chapel, Musée Eugène Boudin displays many of works, including Monets, paintings by Jongkind and works by artists Paul-Elie Gernez and Raoul Dufy.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours
The tour duration depends on your pace and interest!
It is a walking tour
( if you require a transport-the charge is higher)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 euros - Some days there is a market place in Honfleur where you can buy some staff and local products. Some sellers do not accept the credit card.
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Svetlana was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Gave us an interesting tour of a beautiful area.