Location: Honfleur, France // Googlemaps
I’m finally getting around to posting some of these photos I took on the France Roadtrip 2006 back in December. Editing them takes forever, so I’m going to release a gallery here and there, hopefully I’ll have them all done soon. In the meantime, here’s some good stuff on Honfleur, a nice quaint fishing village on the Normandy coast at the mouth of the Seine. More photos of the town coming up next.
Honfleur is a harbour commune in the Norman apartement of Calvados, in France, located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine, very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie. It is especially known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by artists, including in particular Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind, forming the Acole de Honfleur which contributed to the appearance of the Impressionist movement . The Sainte-Catherine church, which has a bell-tower separate from the principal building, is the largest church made out of wood of France.