On the southern bank of the Seine in Lower Normandy is a beautiful town with the most picturesque 17th century harbor – Honfleur. Painted many times by famous artists including Claude Monet, the port is characterized by its houses with slate covered frontages.
Harbor of Vieux Bassin, Honfleur
The sky was well overcast and it drizzled most of the time during our visit, but you could not escape the unique charm of this town.
The amazingly well-preserved half-timbered medieval architecture was everywhere to be seen during our walking tour.
St Catherine’s is certainly one of the most unusual churches you will visit in France. Apparently all the local stone was used to build town defenses, so the church was built out of wood by nautical ship builders.
Oh and there is no shortage of bakery goods available for the tourists to satisfy a sweet tooth. There are many different ways to tour Normandy and Honfleur, one that we highly recommend is by River Cruising. You can get more details at our partner site with Uniworld