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HonfleurFrance

An enchanting Normandy town, magical Honfleur will leave you with an unforgettable memory of the place favoured by Impressionist painters.

Honfleur has preserved its tall half-timbered houses with slate roofs, its narrow streets and its old port, which bear witness to its rich history. The town proudly shows off its cultural, gastronomic and historical heritage.

A fishing port and marina, Honfleur has grown over the centuries with shipbuilding and maritime expeditions. Depicted by painters and throughout Impressionism, it inspired Monet, Boudin and Courbet, among others, and is home to numerous artists' studios and galleries.

To see the real Honfleur, visit the Vieux Bassin in the town centre, as well as the Lieutenance. The entirely wooden Saint Catherine's church, is also a major landmark. The Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Grâce pays homage to the colonisation of Canada. If you're an art-lover, be sure not to miss the Eugène Boudin Museum's collection, which includes many paintings of Honfleur and of the Seine estuary by Monet, Dufy, Courbet and Cals, alongside works bequeathed by Eugène Boudin to the town of his birth. Continue your visit with the Maisons Satie, a journey in the footsteps of famous local musician Erik Satie. Lastly, be sure to visit two great buildings, the Greniers à sel, former salt warehouses, which now host conferences, concerts and exhibitions.

Stroll through Honfleur's streets to your heart's content and stop off at one of its many restaurants to sample some local specialities: seafood, crêpes, Camembert, Calvados, cider and cheese. You can also relax on the beach.

As it's ideally situated, Honfleur is the starting point for many walks in the Pays d'Auge to sample cider and cheese, or to explore the Seine estuary in the footsteps of the Impressionists. Via the Pont de Normandie, one of the largest bridges in the world, you can reach Le Havre, the centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and be amazed by the famous Étretat cliffs.

As a French hot spot for holidaymakers and an internationally famous town, Honfleur is unmissable!

Where to stay in Honfleur

Enclos, Honfleur, Calvados, France

Enclos

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Enclos is noteworthy for its waterfront views, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Old Harbor of Honfleur and Salt Halls.

Enclos

Top hotels in Honfleur

Hotel le Dauphin les Loges
Hotel le Dauphin les Loges
3 out of 5
10 Place Pierre Berthelot, Honfleur
The price is £46 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Located in the heart of Honfleur, this hotel is steps away from Old Harbor of Honfleur, Sainte Catherine Church and Saint Catherine Bell Tower. The Lieutenancy ...

4.4/5Excellent! (45 reviews)

"Rooms need renovating. Old looking and could be nicer."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2020

Hotel le Dauphin les Loges
LOLIG
LOLIG
The price is £77 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated in Honfleur, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Tourist Office of Honfleur, Old Harbor of Honfleur and Quai Sainte Catherine. Salt ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Zeer net appartement, alle gemakken voorzien en dicht bij het centrum!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2020

LOLIG
Hôtel L' Ecrin
Hôtel L' Ecrin
3 out of 5
19 Rue Eugène Boudin, Honfleur
The price is £121 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

Located in the heart of Honfleur, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Harbor of Honfleur, Eugene Boudin Museum and Sainte Catherine Church. Saint ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (269 reviews)
nice stay

"if you have heave suitcases and get a top floor room could be a problem."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

Hôtel L' Ecrin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Honfleur

LOLIG
LOLIG
The price is £77 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated in Honfleur, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Tourist Office of Honfleur, Old Harbor of Honfleur and Quai Sainte Catherine. Salt ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Zeer net appartement, alle gemakken voorzien en dicht bij het centrum!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2020

LOLIG
Tulip Inn Honfleur Residence
Tulip Inn Honfleur Residence
3 out of 5
The price is £64 per night from 7 Oct to 8 Oct

This family-friendly Honfleur residence is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Tourist Office of Honfleur, Salt Halls and Old Harbor of Honfleur. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (520 reviews)
Clean & comfortable

"Nice place out of town centre but only 10 mins walk into the main areas"…"

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2019

Tulip Inn Honfleur Residence
Le Carre des Muses
Le Carre des Muses
70 Rue du Puits, Honfleur

Located in the heart of Honfleur, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Eugene Boudin Museum, Sainte Catherine Church and Saint Catherine Bell Tower. Old ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Le Carre des Muses

"Lovely location, quiet, safe, and close to the square and markets. Philippe couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. The accommodations were updated in a charming old building. We would love to go back! Thank you, Philippe."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

Le Carre des Muses
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Honfleur

Old Harbor of Honfleur
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Old Harbor of Honfleur

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Honfleur with a trip to Old Harbor of Honfleur. While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.

Honfleur Avant Port
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Honfleur Avant Port

Explore the waterfront in Honfleur with a trip to Honfleur Avant Port. Amble around the area's gardens or visit its spas.

Top things to do in Honfleur

Honfleur & Deauville Small Group Day Trip
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Honfleur & Deauville Small Group Day Trip

£249
Per adult
Normandy Delights with Norman Lunch & Calvados Tasting
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Normandy Delights with Norman Lunch & Calvados Tasting

£635
Per adult
The Great Escape Private Motorcycle Tour in a Sidecar
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The Great Escape Private Motorcycle Tour in a Sidecar

£171
Per adult
Customized Private Day Trip Normandy Landing from Le Havre
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Customized Private Day Trip Normandy Landing from Le Havre

£1,177
Per adult
St. Teresa of LISIEUX, Private Shore Excursion from Le Havre
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St. Teresa of LISIEUX, Private Shore Excursion from Le Havre

£423
Per adult
D Day Non-Guided Tour
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D Day Non-Guided Tour

£546
Per adult

Reviews of Honfleur

4.7

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Nov 2019

Lovely old town, beautiful views and so interesting.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Sep 2019

All the restaurants have very similar menus so shop around.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Sep 2019

A beautiful location and so much history. Great restaurants. We loved it here.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Jul 2019

Have been going to Honfleur for the past 30 plus years and although it has change from a little fishing harbour to a tourist destination it hasn’t lost its character. That’s why we keep going back. Also great fish and restaurants

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Jul 2019

Honfleur is beautiful but I’d avoid the Ibis due to their thieving night manager

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Jun 2019

A great venue for wandering around the town, shopping, having a drink and a meal down by the inner harbour.

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