Whether you come from Rouen, Paris, Marseille or Tokyo, you are sure to fall under the spell of Honfleur. The splendid, picturesque artists’ town works its magic on everyone ! Honfleur welcomes visitors all year round to discover its rich cultural and artistic heritage. The village of artists and impressionists has delighted art and history lovers since time immemorial.
Holidays in Honfleur have a distinctly maritime flavour, with fresh sea air, the cry of seagulls and boats coming and going in and out of the harbour. The seaside atmosphere and colours which change with the sun by the hour continue to inspire artists and enchant tourists.
Honfleur is a dream destination for a romantic weekend break with its narrow cobbled streets, old harbour and fine restaurants. It is easy to find a cosy B&B in the town centre to enjoy some TLC.
It is also a great place to go with friends. « Honfleur for me means Sunday lunch with my friends outside a restaurant overlooking the old harbour and its multi-coloured boats. We love having a seafood platter washed down with a well-chilled white wine - simply divine ! says Manuella, booking agent at Relais Gites de France, Calvados.
Honfleur has everything you need for a Hen Party not far from Paris : massage treatment centres and steam baths for relaxation, shopping at the ‘Village de Marques’ outlet centre to give the bride-to-be a makeover, delicious food and wine at the Saturday morning market and other places, hot-air balloon rides and boat trips.
A holiday in Honfleur is also the opportunity for a family outing to explore the Seine Estuary, perhaps on a boat trip with commentary. The long sandy beaches bordered by the greenery of the Pays d’Auge are wonderful for swimming, from May to October for the most intrepid !