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The folkloristic town of Honfleur, was a favourite spot for 19th century painters in search for inspiration. It lies on the mouth of the river Seine and it is the closest seaside resort to Paris. In fact the Parisians love to spend the weekends in this gorgeous village, built around the charming old port (Vieux Bassin).

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Here the yards and sails of boats raise up to the sky and reflect on the waters, creating a relaxing effect, which you can enjoy by walking along the dock or sitting at one of the numerous cafés. From the area around the dock depart a maze of small lanes surrounded by old wooden and slate buildings, among which the church of Saint Catherine stands out especially..

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The structure dates back from the Hundred Years’ War and was built upon the model of a ship keel. Inside one can admire an organ dating from the XVIII century.
In proximity of the village lies the massive Normandy Bridge stretching out for 2 kilometres on the river Seine and connecting Honfleur with Le Havre. This impressive work in steel and concrete was completed in 1995 and is lighted up every evening.

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  • Places not to be missed in Normandy
  • » Rouen

    » Monet’s museum and gardens in Giverny

    » Alabaster coast(Fecamp, Etretat)

    » Honfleur

    » The coast of Normandy Invasion

    » Mont Saint Michel