France: Honfleur

It’s vacation time!

After days of thinking of what to do for my coming vacation, we finally decided to spend our time in France.

We wanted to go to Bretagne (Brittany), it’s in the west of France.

The destination is about a 10-12 hours drive from The Netherlands. Instead of going straight to our destination, we did a little detour.

Our first stop was Honfleur, France. It is located in the lower Normandy region where you can see the Seine River. When my husband told me that we are going to Honfleur, I really did not know what to expect. It was the first time I heard about the place and I promised not to search in advance as to what it had to offer.

So upon entering the Harbor of Honfleur or what they call Le Pont de Normandie,  we were welcomed with this very tall, majestic bridge. It is the biggest bridge I’ve ever seen! By the looks of it, I was already very excited about what to see in Honfleur.


Upon arriving in Honfleur, we decided to go straight to our hotel. We chose Campanile Honfleur – La Riviere Saint Sauveur. The room was comfortable, clean and a bit small, but it had all of the necessities for a night stay. It wasn’t expensive and they served a big variety of lovely breakfast. Staff were also very friendly, they tried their best to speak english and they even let us check in earlier than the normal times.


After resting from our more than 600km drive,  we decided to immediately walk around the city center of Honfleur.

It was a half raining or I must say drizzle and sunny day during our visit to the city center of Honfleur. Parking may be a bit tricky to find in the center most especially when it is busy, but that day, the city was not that hectic.

We loved that Honfleur actually looked beautiful even when it was raining. The streets were shining and we’re happy that they kept the pretty streets as they were. The houses looked cute, it’s almost like you are in a fairy tale.

There are lots of places to see in Honfleur and here are the following things we did:

We went to Mont-Joli. Here you can see the whole Honfleur from the top.

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Visited Notre Dame de Grace (It was closed during our visit), it has a big park where you can sit and relax and also view the Seine Riviere.

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Paid a visit to Saint Catherine’s Church.

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Explored Le Vieux Bassin.

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Came to see the famous Carousel a Honfleur.

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Looked up at their tower.

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Ate dinner at Salon de the La Trinquette and tried their popular mussel dish.

And enjoyed the streets of Honfleur.

 

 

22nd of April 2016

 

 

 

 

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