"Honfleur" Basse-Normandie Things to Do Tip by MikeAtSea

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  Honfleur
by MikeAtSea
 
 

The picturesque seaside town of Honfleur is situated at the Seine estuary, opposite Le Havre. Honfleur boasts a long, rich history and seafaring tradition. Back in the 15th and 16th centuries, it was from here that the first voyages left for Canada and the New World. The whole town is virtually an outdoor museum, full of half timbered houses and cobbled streets. One of Honfleur?s most characteristic sites is the Old Port with its tall narrow houses, their wooden façades topped by slate roofs. In the 19th century, Honfleur attracted a steady stream of artists, among them many Impressionists who took their inspiration from the town?s picturesque setting.

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  • Written Nov 26, 2006
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