Honfleur is a charming town with more than 1000 years of history, it's really worth a visit if you love the ocean and medieval architecture. In order to be protected from enemy invasions, the town was fortified and did not cease to grow with the expansion of maritime trade.
Honfleur's Vieux Bassin.
Honfleur's pretty harbour is probably what attracts most visitors to the town. Once filled with fishing boats and commercial vessels, the harbour is now mostly filled with yachts.
Surrounding the port of Honfleur are the town's famous narrow, multi-storey buildings with their timber frames and slate roofs.
Once home to the wealthy, they now mainly house restaurants and cafes with tables and chairs spilling out onto the pavement surrounding the harbour for wonderful alfresco dining. Sitting here, lingering over a meal or a drink is definitely one of the best things to do in Honfleur.
Honfleur's town centre.
A jumble of narrow, cobbled streets lined with half-timbered buildings make up the commercial centre of Honfleur. Art and craft studios sit side-by-side with cafes, boutiques, souvenir shops and galleries, offering plenty of choice when it comes to shopping in Honfleur.
Galleries and Museums.
There are plenty of opportunities to learn more about the history of Honfleur and its famous residents in the town's galleries and museums.
The Musee de la Marine houses a collection of model ships and marine artefacts, whilst the Erik Satie Museum in Honfleur is dedicated to the musician and composer who was born in the town in 1866.
The Eugene Boudin Museum is dedicated to another famous son, the landscape painter born in Honfleur in 1824.
Other activities nearby include:
The Church of St. Catherine.
With the limited resources available at the time, they used wood from the nearby Touques forest as the principal raw material.
Distance from campsite - 108km (75 mins by car)
There are many car parks and spaces dotted all around the town, some are free but usually slighty further to walk.
With its position at the junction of the River Seine and the English Channel, seafood dishes are amongst the most popular on Honfleur's menus.
Shops fight for space behind the quays in this extraordinarily picturesque setting.
Musée de la Marine.
The museum houses a collection of model ships and marine artefacts.
Inventive exhibits showcased in the birthplace of Erik Satie, a famous, eccentric French composer.
Eugéne Boudin Museum.
The museum reunites a vast collection of pre-Impressionist paintings by the Norman artist.
SOUS LES ÈTOILES NORMANDIE is a family run campsite in the village of St Martin des Besaces, Calvados, offering camping and caravanning. Perfectly situated for exploring the undulating picturesque countryside, tasting renowned cheeses, sampling sparkling cider and of course, the famous Calvados.