Honfleur is a sea and river port of call, located between the tidal Estuary of the Seine and the “Plateau d’Auge”, France. It is a city rich in artistic and historic heritage with a picturesque port area characterized by slate-covered houses. Visitors to Honfleur gravitate towards the old centre, around the Vieux Bassin, and the Promenade. The church of St-Étienne nearby is now the Musée de la Marine.
The town’s artistic past can be discovered in the Musée Eugène Boudin. Admission also gives you access to the detached belfry of the church of Ste-Catherine. Just down the hill, is Les Maisons Satie, the red-timbered house of the composer Erik Satie, born there in 1866. Inside is Normandy’s most unusual and enjoyable museum.
Things to See & Do
* Jardin Retrouvé
* Enclos area
* Sainte-Catherine’s area
* Eugene Boudin Museum
Cruise Season – Feb – Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 13.67 km’s
Population – 10,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code + 33
Port Location – The port of Honfleur is located within walking distance of the city centre.
Transport Links – Honfleur’s gare routière, just to the east of the Vieux Bassin, is served by over a dozen direct daily buses from Caen and up to eight express services from Le Havre. The nearest train station is at Pont l’Évêque, connected to Honfleur by the Lisieux bus – a twenty-minute ride.