A Unique Architectural Heritage
Honfleur is today one of the most visited cities in France. This international renown, Honfleur owes it to its picturesque alleys, its narrow houses covered with slate, its authenticity, the charm of its cobbled streets, its half-timbered facades, its small shops, its charming hotels and to its typical Norman restaurants. This city is full of cultural and artistic heritage.
To visit :
The exceptional site of the Vieux-Bassin, in the heart of the city, and the narrow and high houses that surround it.
La Lieutenance and la Porte de Caen, the remains of the fortifications.
The Sainte Catherine Church, made entirely of wood, is also emblematic of Honfleur.
Le Musée de la Marine
In the Saint-Étienne church, that has become the Navy Museum, you will discover the fascinating history of explorers such as Roberval, who left for Canada in 1541, or Marquis de la Roche (1596)
La chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
testifies to the first explorations that marked the beginning of colonization in New France (Canada). This is one of the oldest sanctuaries in the region, surrounded by centuries-old trees.
Le Musée Eugène Boudin
presents a collection of Norman ethnography, and many works of painters from Honfleur and its estuary from the 19th and the 20th centuries (Cals, Dubourg, Jongkind, Monet, Courbet, Pecrus, Dufy, Gernez). You will also discover drawings and paintings bequeathed by Eugène Boudin to his native town in 1898.
Maisons Satie offer an original scenographic and musical journey that pays tribute to the musician and composer, Erik Satie, who was born here in 1866.
Les Greniers à sel
Large stone buildings dating from the 17th century (1670). These two buildings were used to store 10,000 tonnes of salt. Nowadays, they have become prestigious buildings, hosting exhibitions, concerts and conferences.
The Normandy Bridge
It is one of the largest bridges in the world, linking Upper and Lower Normandy. From Honfleur, you can cross the Normandy Bridge and visit Le Havre, which city centre is classified by UNESCO. Not far from Le Havre, you can visit the famous cliffs of Etretat.