OUR FAVORITE WALKS



Honfleur is a medieval town that can be discovered on foot. You can stroll around, hand in hand or your dog pulling you. There is always an improvised bench of old stones to sit on, or a secret door to push.
Photo of the bench of the Garden of the personalities in Honfleur.

THE GARDEN OF PERSONALITIES

Where can you meet Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet, Erik Satie, Alphonse Allais, Charles Baudelaire, Françoise Sagan and Michel Serrault ? In the garden of personalities of course. Located on a siltation of the estuary, this 10-hectare landscaped area offers a walk to discover the garden boats in the center of which stand the busts of the actors of Honfleur's historical and cultural heritage. Just a ten-minute walk from the Vieux-Bassin, you should open a very nice interlude by the promenade along the Morelle and close by the Butin beach on sunny days. Every year at the end of June, a Musical Picnic takes place with animations proposed by the Erik Satie Music School . Walk of La Jetée . From 8:00 am to 9:00 pm in season (7:00 pm out of season).

WHERE TO HAVE FUN IN HONFLEUR?



Honfleur is a town of old stones and a Vieux-Bassin. It is also one of the towns in Calvados where there is always something going on. You can discover the new show of a young artist as well as stroll among the butterflies.



THE SALT GRANARIES OF HONFLEUR



Three salt granaries were built in 1670 to store salt for the gabelle, mostly with stones from the old city walls. They were used to store salt for the cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland. One of the granaries burned down in 1892 and only two of the three granaries have been preserved. Today, the Salt Loft has become obligatory for young artists who come to perform during the Estuaire d'en rire (postponed this year because of the covid-19). In November, the Honfleur Russian Film Festival is a counterpoint to the Deauville American Film Festival.
The Salt GranariesLa Ville Street14600 Honfleur

THE TROPICAL NATUROSPACE



One of the favorite walks of our children and grandchildren. Le Naturospace, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019, is a bit old-fashioned, and that is all that makes it so charming. It's a walk among the butterflies and exotic birds that flutter freely around you in a tropical atmosphere. With the sanitary measures, there are less people and therefore more space to enjoy it. In addition, the air is renewed every hour so that human germs do not bother the animals. Well done. We like to go there when the weather is not nice enough to visit the garden of personalities. It's on the road and parking is easy and free.
Le NaturospaceBoulevard Charles V14600 Honfleur02 31 81 77 00

THE BUTIN BEACH



We do not know it, but Honfleur is a Seaside resort. Located at the entrance of Honfleur from the coast road, the Butin beach has all the facilities to welcome you comfortably and safely during the summer season: free parking, showers, cabins, equipment rental, and a playground for children. From April to October, the beach also has a restaurant and inflatable playgrounds. The excellent results of the bathing water analyses carried out regularly by the health services have earned this estuary beach a category A rating. Our advice is to continue on foot to the beach of Vasouy located in the extension.
The Butin BeachBd Charles V14600 HonfleurFrance

Also...



La Forge (25 la foulerie street 14600 Honfleur 06 44 03 70 33) is a place of art, classified "Art singulier". The house, the garden, the underground are a work in themselves. Each space is a pretext for creation, sculptures, paintings, mosaics, monumental frescos... 

WHERE TO GROW YOURSELF IN HONFLEUR?



EUGÈNE BOUDIN MUSEUM



Created in 1868 by Alexandre Dubourg and Eugène Boudin, it has kept the spirit of its founders by presenting works by artists who, in the 19th century, drew their inspiration from the region, from the Romantics to the Impressionists and the Fauves. The museum presents an important collection of pre-impressionist and contemporary paintings by Norman painters who stayed in Honfleur: Courbet, Boudin, Dubourg, Jongkind, Monet, Dufy, Friesz, Gernez, Hambourg
Eugène Boudin MuseumL'homme de bois street14600 Honfleur02 31 89 54 00Closed on Tuesdays.

THE EUGÈNE BOUDIN MUSEUM ANNEX



Opposite the church, you will find the separate bell tower, a sturdy oak construction built over the bellman's house. In the Saint Catherine's bell tower, the museum's annex (closed from 01/11 to 15/04), religious works are exhibited: sculptures, souvenirs of the Charities and of the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace.
Sainte-Catherine Bell TowerPlace Sainte-Catherine.Closed on Tuesdays.

THE HOUSES OF ERIK SATIE



The Houses of Satie house a scenographic and musical tour paying tribute to the musician and composer Erik Satie, who was born here in 1866 and collaborated with Picasso, Picabia, Braque, Cocteau. The visitor is guided through a succession of musical tableaux combining sound, light, image and objects in a setting as whimsical as Erik Satie could be. A third house offers a space for the presentation of original works in which Satie's drawings are exhibited as well as works by artists who worked with him.
The Houses of Erik Satie 67 boulevard Charles V14600 Honfleur02 31 89 11 11

MY BEAUTIFUL BOAT



Several sea trips with a visit of the Seine estuary , passages under the Normandy bridge or the Tancarville bridge , the beach and its lighthouse, the Eastern basin and the Carnot basin . Several departures per day. No reservation required. Go directly to the ticket office for tickets and boarding. From April to the end of September. Transit Pier, Quai de la Planchette 14600 Honfleur.

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