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Honfleur Office de tourisme
Place Arthur Boudin Honfleur
14600

Tel:+33 (0)2 31 89 23 30
Fax:+33 (0)2 31 89 31 82

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Honfleur is probably one of Normany's most picturesque and well-preserved ports.  Activity is centred around the Vieux Bassin or old harbour with its slate-fronted houses which seem like they are about to topple over.  The area oozes charm with renovated buildings such as salt warehouses or Greniers Sel now home to temporary art exhibitions.

It's not hard to see why Honfleur attracted so much artistic talent in the 19th century.  Eugene Boudin, the seascape painter who taught Monet, was born here in 1824.  This seems to have set off a trend with Renoir, Pissarro and Cezanne all visiting the town and meeting at the Ferme St-Simeon, now a luxury hotel.  Their works are displayed at the Musee Eugene along with other masters such as Dufy and Marquet. 

Having investigated the town don't forget to head out to the fine beaches within walking distance and the elegant coastal resorts of Deauville and Trouville nearby.

What to See - Honfleur Attractions

Musee d'Ethnographie et d'Art Populaire Normand
rue de la Prison, Honfleur 14600
a Norman Folk Museum on the site of Honfleur's former prison
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)2 31 89 14 12

Les Maisons Satie
67 blvd Charles V, Honfleur 14600
a new museum dedicated to the composer Erik Satie known for his off-beat wit
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)2 31 89 11 11

Eglise St-Catherine
Place St-Catherine, Honfleur 14600
created by the town's shipmakers, this church is entirely made of wood
| Opening Times: Daily

American Film Festival
Deauville, 14800
Deauville's answer to the Cannes film festival
| Opening Times: 1st week in September

Musee Eugene Boudin
Place Erik Satie, rue de L'Homme de Bois, Honfleur 14600
works by the great Impressionists and other greats such as Dufy
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)2 31 89 54 00

Aquarium Vivarium de Trouville
La Plage on Trouville's beach, Trouville 14360
a fantastic collection of exotic fish, crocodiles and iguanas
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 31 88 46 04

Musee de la Marine
Quai St-Etienne, Honfleur 14600
a fascinating insight into Honfleur's seafaring past
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Jun & Sep:Tue-Sun;Jul-Aug:daily;Nov-Feb:pms | Tel: +33 (0)2 31 89 14 12

Villa Montebello
64 rue du General Leclerc, 1.5km NE of Trouville 14360
former summer home of Napoleon III used for temporary art exhibitions
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)2 31 88 16 26

Greniers Sel
rue de la Ville/quai de la Tour, Honfleur 14600
art exhibitions held here with guided tours available
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)2 31 89 02 30

Casino de Deauville
ave Lucien Barriere, Deauville 14800
try your luck as this formal Casino with a variety of games
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 31 14 31 14