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Honfleur

HONFLEUR
Honfleur is a small port city in Normandy in northwestern France. The picturesque scenery is evident in the postcards, in line with the prestige of a beautiful city loved by artists such as Gustaf Coubert, Eugene Boudin and Claude Monet.
 


Old Port Vieux Bassin
Now it is a peaceful and small harbour, but in the past, you can see the fortified architecture 'Reef Nang' , built it as a military hub for defence purposes. Situated at the junction of the Seine and the English Channel, the Ogunploer faces England with a narrow strait and has been an important military centre since the Middle Ages.


  The houses around the harbour are covered with blue-gray stone. Due to its strong wind, Honfleur has its own unique architectural style to protect the buildings from the wind. The contrast between the stone wall of the blue-gray colour and the parasol on the first floor of the building reveals beautiful colour photographs.


 

We had a late lunch at the restaurant, right next to the harbour. The price is cheaper than other places, but the taste is ordinary. We saw an advertisement on the wall of the building that says that it has been voted as a delicious house for three years, and we now know that everything that’s advertised isn’t true.

 


Museé de la Marine
Musée de la Marine is the first marine museum to be built in the harbour. The former Saint-Etienne chapel, one of the oldest church buildings in the city, has been renovated and is now used as a maritime museum to show the history of the city of Honfleur. It is an old building with a lot of historical importance.
   
 

Eglise Sainte-Catherine
A wooden architectural cathedral built in the 15th century. It is the largest wooden church in France.  The warm atmosphere unique to wooden architecture is very comfortable and would draw you to stay longer.

For economic reasons, the San Catherine church was built with wood, not stone. Looking at the round roof and the way of assembling, you can see that shipbuilders of the time built it using shipbuilding technology.

 

Saint-Catherine's Cathedral bell –tower. It was separated from the cathedral and is built.
 

A view of the baptistery of the Sainte-Catherine cathedral by Monet. Monet lived in Honfleur for many years with his mentor, Eugene Budin, and painted various aspects of the city.


 Normandy is  suitable for cultivating grapes, and cider, a distilled water made from apples instead of grapes, a local product. If you go to Normandy, try cider because they sell different kinds of cider everywhere.
Address: 25 Rue des Logettes, 14600 Honfleur

 


 
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