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Visit of the old Honfleur, the Vieux Bassin, the Lieutenance

A short walk to discover all the facets of this charming town in Normandy.

Honfleur is located in Normandy on the estuary of the Seine. It is not far from the Pont de Normandie and 2 hours from Paris. The old town is remarkably well preserved and attracts a large number of tourists. Honfleur is not located on the sea and the beaches are a bit far from the center. What seems at first to be a handicap is rather an asset because Honfleur has developed an important artistic center with many galleries and art shops. You can visit Honfleur at any time of the year and walk through its narrow streets which have kept the charm of the past. Honfleur is very well known and very touristy and it is sometimes difficult to find a place for your car on busy days despite the impressive number of parking spaces. The number of restaurants is also quite impressive, you will have the choice.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

The salt loft

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The salt loft
Former salt storehouse now transformed into a cultural centre to host exhibitions. Up to 10,000 tons of salt could be stored.

Saint Stephen's Church

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Saint Stephen's Church
The church of Saint-Etienne is the oldest church in Honfleur. The church now houses the museum of the navy and the history of Honfleur.

The Old Basin

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The Old Basin
The Vieux Bassin is the heart of the medieval city. It is the most famous and most frequented place of Honfleur, all around the basin there are restaurants very popular during the summer.

The interior of St. Catherine's Church

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The interior of St. Catherine's Church
Since the people of the time knew how to build boats, they built their church as if they were building a boat. The interior therefore resembles the hull of a boat.

The Lieutenancy

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The Lieutenancy
The old basin was located in a fortified enclosure. The fortifications were later demolished, but the old Caen gate was kept, which housed the king's lieutenant.

Alley in Honfleur

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Alley in Honfleur
A typical alley in the old town of Honfleur.

The bell tower of the church

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The bell tower of the church
The bell tower is located right next to the church, it is not part of the same building. The weight of the bells was too heavy for the central building. It is now a museum (2E) that can be visited. Access to the top of the tower is not possible.

Municipal park

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Municipal park
The municipal park of Honfleur has many games for children.

View of the outer harbour

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View of the outer harbour
You can see the lighthouse at the end of the pier. There are locks to allow maritime traffic with the Seine.

Art galleries

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Art galleries
Honfleur has always been frequented by artists, the most famous are Corot, Boudin, Monet. A museum is dedicated to Eugene Boudin. Today there are many art galleries and shops.

Promenade en bateau

Here you can find the starting point for boat trips to visit Honfleur or the Pont de Normandie.

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