Honfleur Guide

The city of Honfleur is between the tidal estuary of the Seine and the “Pays d’Auge” and welcomes visitors at any time of the year. Many will find a visit to the Park of “Le Jardin Retrouve” which is situated between the sea wall and the Boulevard Charles V most enjoyable.

Here you will find attractive gardens providing a quiet place to relax. It also comes complete with a play area for your children.

Why not try a stroll along the jetty from the old port past the light house and the lock and onto the beach. Along the way you will see the garden “Le Jardin des Personnalitise”.

This was created to feature celebrities who were born, lived or worked in the Honfleur area. They include the painter Claude Monet, the musician Erik Satie and the writers Charles Baudelaire and Alphonse Allais.

This is one of the most pleasant and leisurely ways of discovering Honfleur’s heritage. For a change why not visit the Naturospace. It is one of the largest tropical butterfly abodes in France. Here you will find thousands of butterflies complete with exotic flowers for your delight. With orchids, pineapples and palm trees to delight you on your journey this will surely be a day to remember.

The countryside around Honfleur with its 13 localities is also a good place to go hiking. Situated in the heart of the Baie de Seine, Honfleur offers many opportunities for you to go and discover the wildlife and plants specific to his estuary environment.

Woods and forests are perfect for those who love walking. The Forêt de Saint Gatien (the biggest forest in the area) and the Bois du Breuil are preserved by the Conservatoire du Littoral.


The very pretty medieval town and port of Honfleur is located on the Seine estuary just south of Le Havre and remains one of the top short break destinations of France.

A very popular yacht harbour and busy fishing port, Honfleur has a vibrant but charming atmosphere and is the ideal place to spend a few days just winding down. In the evenings pop down to one of the restaurants that surround the quay side and enjoy an aperitif al fresco as the sun goes down over the ocean beyond.

We have a fine selection of hotels here – with the 15th century Hotel Cheval Blanc taking pride of place due to its very comfortable old world charm and elegance, whilst the recently renovated 2 star Hotel Du Dauphin offers a cheaper option and is situated close to the historic centre of Honfleur.

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