Honfleur, the medieval city opening to the sea

Fascinating, Honfleur attracts visitors from all over the world for its history, its architecture, its authenticity but also its gastronomy and its passion for Art

Everybody knows Honfleur

The Parisians, who escape to the Normandy coast for a weekend in the green, will probably also make a stop in Deauville and Trouville-sur-Mer a few kilometres away by the road to the Côte Fleurie.
The English and our Benelux neighbours, who are so fond of the natural setting of Calvados, its greenery, its great beaches and Honfleur, this picturesque town with its timeless charm. The Americans and Canadians, who choose Honfleur as a focal point to discover the loaded history of the landings in which their ancestors probably took part and for which the region is so grateful. The Japanese, who in their rhythmic journeys, stop off in Honfleur to discover this impressive medieval city and its history around the Impressionist painters of the loops of the Seine. And so many others, who will follow in the footsteps of celebrities such as Eugène Boudin, painter, “King of the Skies”, precursor of the Impressionist movement and master of Claude Monet, or Eric Satie, musician and composer with a unique talent.


The geographical situation of Honfleur, at the mouth of the Seine, has always inspired people to travel and explore. The Musée de La Marine, housed in the oldest church in Honfleur, facing the Vieux Bassin, bears witness to the city’s prestigious history. But Honfleur is today a city still turned towards the sea with its fishing port, its marina and its port of call for cruise ships. The city is also famous for the majestic Pont de Normandie which, over more than 2 kilometers, links the two banks of the estuary.

On Land

Honfleur and its surroundings offer many places of interest to share with family and friends. All the medieval heritage is to be discovered in the narrow streets of Honfleur, in its Romanesque churches and other testimonies of the past. It is also an opportunity to go green for a weekend or a holiday and enjoy the Naturospace, the largest butterfly greenhouse in France, the many gardens, marshes, walks in the woods or along the meandering of the Seine, on foot, by bike or on horseback.

The Honfleur Art of Living

It is often said that it rains in Normandy, which is true inland but much less so on the coast, which offers, almost every day, beautiful sunny days and a milder climate. In Honfleur, one likes to go out for a walk in the narrow streets, on the Vieux Bassin, to go window-shopping in front of all these art galleries and food shops, to have a drink and dinner in one of the countless good restaurants of the city. But above all, in Honfleur, we love authenticity and naturalness which seduces many regular visitors and makes it all the more pleasant to discover.

Things to see and do on foot around the hotel

In the heart of Old Honfleur opposite the church of Sainte Catherine

2 minute-walk from the famous Port of Honfleur

The best restaurants in Honfleur around the hotel

At the centre of the most prominent art galleries and artists

Exceptional grocery and food shops

Museums Eric Satie, Eugène Boudin, Naturospace…