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Honfleur

Quai Sainte Catherine, Honfleur, France

The Basics

Strategically located at the mouth of the Seine River, facing the Port of Le Havre, Honfleur is a popular destination for cruise passengers, as well as day-trippers from Paris. On a day tour from Caen or Bayeux, a visit to Honfleur is often combined with Normandy towns, such as Pays d’Auge, Deauville, and Trouville. Alternatively, art fans can follow in the footsteps of Impressionists by pairing a visit to Honfleur with a tour of Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny.

Multi-day tours of Normandy from Paris also often include a stop at Honfleur, en route to D-Day beaches, the Loire Valley, or Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Guided walking tour of Honfleur
Guided walking tour of Honfleur
US$17,18 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Honfleur walking tour
Enjoyable couple of hours spent with personable and knowledgeable local guide who was able to bring Honfleur to life for us, telling interesting stories about the various locations we visited. Highly recommended.
Joanne_B, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Caen

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Really good guided walking tour of Honfleur
Craig_S, May 2022
Honfleur Private Walking Tour
Pierre created a vivid story for Honfleur and its peoples through the years. Interesting facts, animated presentation, and great sense of humor. Plus, he has a wonderful fund of knowledge, so questions get good answers. He's a native of Honfleur, so he has inside information. Plus his English is perfect.
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A step into history. Do it soon!
Susan_M, Apr 2022
Guided walking tour of Honfleur
Pierre animated. Explored the small streets, learned wonderful history lessons and examples of the conquers' buildings.
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Excellent guide tour
stephanie_l, Jul 2021
Honfleur Private Walking Tour
It was a fabulous time, Pierre is an excellent guide, he knows everything about Honfleur, it was a very interesting visit. We recommend Pierre 100%.
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Great day
Barrie E, Nov 2019
Honfleur and Pays d'Auge Small Group Day Trip from Paris
We were picked up at our hotel and travelled to Honfleur with our very knowledgeable and friendly guide. His knowledge about the history of the area and the town was educational and enjoyable. He suggested a restaurant for lunch, where the local food was delicious and added to a wonderful day exploring a new area of France for us.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Honfleur’s small size makes it easy to get around town on foot.

  • Many shops and attractions are closed on Sundays and daily between 12–2pm, especially outside of the main tourist season.

  • Honfleur’s tourist information office is located along Quai Lepaulmier, a short walk from the Vieux Bassin.

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How to Get There

Honfleur is located northwest of Paris on the Normandy coast. There is no direct public transport from Paris, but trains run to nearby Le Havre, from where buses and taxis cross the Seine to Honfleur.

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When to Get There

Honfleur is at its busiest in July and August, and hotels and restaurants along the main waterfront can book up quickly. The most atmospheric time to visit is on a Wednesday or Saturday morning, when a lively market runs along Cours des Fossés up to Place Sainte-Catherine.

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Honfleur’s Art Heritage

When 19th-century landscape artist Boudin brought Monet to Honfleur, it started an art legacy lasting to this day. Honfleur’s stunning waterfront is said to have inspired Monet to begin painting landscapes. Soon, artists, such as Courbet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, and Pierre-August Renoir, flocked to paint or sketch the pretty quays. Today, Honfleur still attracts artists and has a number of art galleries plus the Boudin Museum, where Boudin, Monet, and Courbet’s works are on display.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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