Located in the southern part of the estuary of the Seine river, very close to the Normandy bridge, which connects the city with Le Havre. It is especially recognized for its picturesque and ancient port, which was painted many times by artists such as Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet and Johann Jongkind, who formed the Ecole de Honfleur, which contributed to the emergence of the Impressionist movement. The church of Santa Catalina has a dome separated from the main building and is the largest church in France built of wood. Honfleur was the scene of a famous siege during the Hundred Years’ War, during which Charles V closed the estuary to avoid the passage of the English navy ships.
Today it is still a city very linked to the sea and sailing and one of the most important cities in French Normandy, it is a must for the Galeón Andalucía, a ship of the Nao Victoria Foundation that runs along the French coasts this summer, sharing the Spanish culture and maritime history with all the people who want to get on board a unique boat in the world that invites the visitor to feel like a sailor from 500 years ago.
Data of the visit:
Port of Honfleur
Days and times:
From July 12 to 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Adults (from 11 years) € 8, children (5-10 years) € 4, family (2 adults and up to 3 children) € 20, children under 5 years free.