Entre Terre Et Mer

28 Place Hamelin, Honfleur, 14600, France
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September 1985September 1985

Northeast View (with Belfry & Church)Northeast View (with Belfry & Church)

One Empty TableOne Empty Table

The terraceThe terrace

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Instructions Strasbourg-Honfleur

by Anast.

Hello everyone!
I'm living in Strasbourg and I would like to discover Normandy by visiting Honfleur for a couple of days. Could you please inform me on the train/bus timetables and itinareries to get there? Is there a low-cost pattern? Given that I'm 24, does buying the special card worth it?
Thank you in advance...

Re: Instructions Strasbourg-Honfleur

by cubsur

Strasbourg is a very long way from Honfleur. Honfleur has no railway station,the nearest is in Le Havre.

You can research train times and make reservations at www.voyages-sncf.com The price for your ticket is determined by the date and time of travel and you can get some good prices if you make a reservation many days in advance of travel.

The journey to Le Havre is approx. 6 hours including transfer time across Paris from Gare de L'Est to Gare St Lazare.

There are no long distance bus services in France.

Local buses between Le Havre and Honfleur are operated by Bus Verts - http://www.busverts.fr/_hiver/ - who also operate the buses in Normandy.

Re: Instructions Strasbourg-Honfleur

by Anast.

Monsieur,
en tant qu'étudiante étrangère, je ne connais pas votre pays si bien, alors, vos instructions sont extrêmement utiles. De plus, je suis étonnée de la rapidité ainsi que de l'exactitude de votre réponse. Je vous remercie...

Anas.

Travel Tips for Honfleur

Maisons Satie

by dimilag

Opened in 1998, this high-tech museum honors Honfleur's native son Erik Satie, in the house where he was born in 1866. Satie was a "complete artist" -- he became most famous for his music, but he was also a painter, and acted as a muse and inspiration to Picasso, Braque, Cocteau, Débussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky. This is not a traditional museum. The walk-through exhibitions incorporate sound, light, and recordings of Satie's compositions. Visitors wear high-tech helmets that transmit sound, which allows for a degree of play and experimentation in some of the exhibits.

Admission 5.10€ adults, 3.60€ ages 10-17, free for children under 10.

The Lieutenance - part of the old fortress

by rexvaughan

One imposing vestige of the old fortification of the city remains, the "Lieutenance," so called because it was the ome of Lieutenant King. It was originally (in the 16th Century) the gate to the city. On one side there is a monument to Samuel de Champlain who sailed from here to Canada and discovered the St. Lawrence seaway. It still stands at the entrance to the basin so at least symbolically still guards the city. HOwever, it does not deter an invasion of British, tourists that is.

Picture perfect Honfleur

by rexvaughan

"An artist's dream"

You probably can't go wrong visiting the places that were favorites of Monet and the Impressionists. Honfleur was such a popular locationl that there was even a school of painting named for it. It is really a postcard waiting to happen with its lovely basin full of boats and surrounded by high, skinny and colorful houses, seemingly with a restaurant in the front of each one. No wonder the early and pre-impressionists came to paint them many times over and that has not stopped. You will see artists at work today trying to capture the color and light.

"Historic port"

Its beauty is not its only claim to fame however. For centuries Honfleur was a major port, sitting in the ideal convergence of the Seine and the English Channel. It was from here that Champlain sailed in 1608 on his way to discovering the St. Lawrence Waterway. It was also a base for Newfoundland fishermen. As salt was a valuable commodity in preserving the fish, it was highly priced and taxed and there are two old "greniers a sel" or warehouses which could store 10,000 tons of salt. They have been preserved and now are venues for concerts, exhibitions, etc.

"Festival activities"

We were fortunate in that the weekend we were there was the annual "Fete de la Crevette et de la Peche" or festival of shrimp and fish. This is still an active fishing port and they celebrated the weekend with food vendors selling the fresh seafood, concerts, parades of ships from the basin and a magnificent fireworks display which was wonderful and enhanced by being done beside the water so you got reflections of the show as well.

Postcard Material

by chbuchie

"Halloween Honfleur"

Yes horrifying for I was there over Halloween, other than that this place looks awesome.

The old town with the typical Normandy houses , but especially the old port is displayed in every touristic magazine
I was lucky enough to see it at night time and at sunrise, so check out my day-night photos.

Though the name of the town sounds french, it originates from the Viking who called it 'Honnefleu'

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