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22 Things to Do in Honfleur

Up-to-Date 2024  –  By Culture Francia Team

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What to See & Do

Honfleur Overall Appeal ★★★★☆

  Name Appeal Type Visit Cost
01 Streets & Basin ★★★★☆ Walking Around Either Either
02 Biking In & Around Honfleur ★★★☆☆ Biking Tour Paid
03 St. Catherine Church ★★★☆☆ Church Self Free
04 Honfleur Market ★★★☆☆ Food Market Self Free
05 La Mora ★★★☆☆ Museum - Vikings Self Paid
06 Jardin des Personnalités ★★☆☆☆ Garden Self Free
07 Mont Joli ★★☆☆☆ Panorama Self Free
08 Calvary ★☆☆☆☆ Panorama Self Free
09 Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Chapel ★☆☆☆☆ Chapel Self Free
10 St. Léonard Church ★☆☆☆☆ Church Self Free
11 Jardin Retrouvé ★☆☆☆☆ Garden Self Free
12 Dyke ★☆☆☆☆ Walking Around Self Free
13 Butin Beach ★☆☆☆☆ Beach Activities Self Free
14 Eugène Boudin Museum ★☆☆☆☆ Museum - Paintings Self Paid
15 Naval Museum ★☆☆☆☆ Museum - Maritime Self Paid
16 Vieux Honfleur Museum ★☆☆☆☆ Museum - Ethnography Self Paid
17 La Lieutenance ★☆☆☆☆ Fortification Self Paid
18 Naturospace ★☆☆☆☆ Tropical Greenhouse Self Free
19 Honfleur Tourist Train ★☆☆☆☆ City Train Tour Tour Paid
20 Sea Excursion ★☆☆☆☆ Boat Excursion Tour Paid
21 Bartoux Gallery ★☆☆☆☆ Art Gallery Self Free
22 Maisons Satie ★☆☆☆☆ Museum - Erik Satie Self Paid

01. Streets & Basin

Charming port of Honfleur town, with colorful buildings lining the waterfront and boats docked in the harbor.

Appeal ★★★★☆
Type Walking Around

Visit Self or Tour
Cost Free or Paid

Wander through the charming streets and the historic Vieux-Bassin, admiring the colorful buildings and picturesque streets.

Tour

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02. Biking In & Around Honfleur

Two cyclists, a man and a woman, ride their bikes along the waterfront in Honfleur. They are passing a red boat docked in the harbor, with a picturesque backdrop of colorful buildings and other boats.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Biking

Visit Tour
Cost Paid

Enjoy scenic bike rides through Honfleur’s town and its surrounding: countryside and coastal paths.

Tour

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03. St. Catherine Church

A spacious interior of Saint Catherine Church, showcasing wooden beams, stained glass windows, and banners hanging from the ceiling. Rows of wooden pews lead up to the altar.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Wooden Church

Visit Self
Cost Free

St. Catherine’s Church is the largest wooden church in France, making it a very unique and rare church.

04. Honfleur Market

A bustling outdoor food market in Honfleur, with people walking among various stalls. The market is lively with a variety of vendors and shoppers enjoying the vibrant atmosphere.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Food Market

Visit Self
Cost Free

The lively Honfleur outdoor food market takes place next to the wooden church on Saturday mornings, and a smaller, organic market is held there on Wednesday mornings.

05. La Mora

A dramatic museum exhibit depicting Viking ships at sea, with a backdrop of a stormy ocean and cloudy sky. The display includes wooden ship models and creates an immersive, historical atmosphere.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Viking Museum & Workshop

Visit Self
Cost Paid

La Mora is an interactive museum dedicated to the Viking heritage of Normandy and also a workshop where a replica of William the Conqueror’s boat, “Mora,” is being built.

06. Jardin des Personnalités

A serene garden scene featuring a pond with clear water, lush green grass, and various plants and trees under a bright blue sky. People can be seen walking in the distance, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Garden

Visit Self
Cost Free

Jardin des Personnalités is a landscaped garden with sculptures and plaques honoring famous individuals connected to Honfleur.

07. Mont Joli

An elevated view from Mont Joli viewpoint, overlooking the town of Honfleur with its clustered buildings, winding streets, and surrounding countryside. The scene is framed by green trees.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Panorama

Visit Self
Cost Free

Mont Joli gives you vistas of the town and surrounding landscape.

08. Calvary

A panoramic view from Delta viewpoint, showing a vast landscape with greenery, a river, and distant cityscape. The scene includes a beach and lush vegetation.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Panorama

Visit Self
Cost Free

This viewpoint, where a calvary stands, offers a view of the estuary between the Seine River and the English Channel.

09. Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Chapel

The interior of Notre Dame de Grace Chapel in Honfleur, featuring an ornate altar with multiple candles and religious statues. The chapel's walls are adorned with plaques and floral arrangements.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Chapel

Visit Self
Cost Free

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Chapel, dating back to the 17th century, is known for its maritime ex-votos.

10. St. Léonard Church

The interior of Saint Leonard Church, characterized by its high arched ceilings, stone columns, and detailed stained glass windows. Wooden chairs are neatly arranged facing the altar.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Church

Visit Self
Cost Free

St. Léonard Church has been rebuilt mainly in the 17th century featuring Gothic and some Renaissance architecture.

11. Jardin Retrouvé

A beautifully landscaped garden with neatly trimmed hedges, colorful flower beds, and a variety of plants. The background shows charming buildings with a mix of architectural styles.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Garden

Visit Self
Cost Free

Jardin Retrouvé is an English-style garden with flower beds, groves, ponds, and waterfalls.

12. Dyke

A view along the dyke in Honfleur, with a concrete walkway next to the water. In the background, the Pont de Normandie bridge can be seen spanning the water.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Walking Around

Visit Self
Cost Free

The dyke runs along the Honfleur canal and the Seine estuary to reach Butin Beach

13. Butin Beach

A wide, sandy beach with a few people scattered along the shore. The beach is bordered by greenery on one side and stretches into the distance under a blue sky.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Beach Activities

Visit Self
Cost Free

Butin Beach is a sandy beach located behind Honfleur and facing the city of Le Havre located on the other side of the Seine estuary.

14. Eugène Boudin Museum

Inside the Eugene Boudin Museum, displaying a series of framed paintings on the walls. The museum features classical art pieces in a well-lit, serene setting.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Paintings Museum

Visit Self
Cost Paid

The Eugène Boudin Museum showcases a collection of paintings by Eugène Boudin and other Normandy artists. It is housed in a historic building.

15. Naval Museum

A display case with detailed ship models, including a tall ship with red sails and another with black sails. The museum showcases the rich maritime history of Honfleur.

Appeal ★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Type Maritime Museum

Visit Self
Cost Paid

The Naval Museum presents maritime artifacts, model ships, and exhibits on Honfleur’s naval history and seafaring traditions

16. Vieux Honfleur Museum

An interior view of the Vieux Honfleur Museum, displaying historical artifacts including plates, scales, and chests. The room has a rustic feel with wooden beams and a variety of old objects.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Ethnography Museum

Visit Self
Cost Paid

The Vieux Honfleur Museum focuses on the ethnographic history of the town. It offers a perspective on the lives and cultures of the past.

17. La Lieutenance

An interior view of a museum exhibit, featuring historical maps and displays about Honfleur. The room is designed with blue and wooden accents, offering an educational experience about the town's maritime history.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Fortification

Visit Self
Cost Paid

La Lieutenance is a historic building that served as the governor’s residence. It features architectural elements from the 16th and 17th centuries.

18. Naturospace

A lush indoor tropical garden with a variety of exotic plants and ferns. The space is dense with greenery, creating a vibrant and humid atmosphere for visitors to explore.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Tropical Greenhouse

Visit Self
Cost Paid

Naturospace is a tropical greenhouse with exotic plants, butterflies, and birds.

19. Honfleur Tourist Train

A white touristic train with multiple open carriages, filled with passengers. The train is driving through a scenic area with trees and historical buildings.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type City Train Tour

Visit Tour
Cost Paid

The Honfleur Tourist Train offers a guided tour through the main attractions and the elevated areas of the town.

20. Sea Excursion

A white boat on a tour, with passengers enjoying the ride. The boat is decorated with flags and is cruising under the Pont de Normandie bridge on a clear day.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Boat Excursion

Visit Tour
Cost Paid

Sea excursions from Honfleur offer boat tours along the Seine Estuary, showcasing the giant Normandy Bridge.

Tours

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21. Bartoux Gallery

A view inside the Bartoux Gallery in Honfleur, showcasing modern art pieces including metallic sculptures and vibrant paintings. The room is well-lit, highlighting the intricate details of the artwork.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Art Gallery

Visit Self
Cost Free

The Bartoux Gallery features contemporary art from both local and international artists.

22. Maisons Satie

An artistic exhibit within Maisons Satie, showing a room decorated with whimsical, hand-drawn furniture and objects on the walls. The room is designed to evoke a creative and imaginative environment.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Erik Satie Museum 

Visit Self
Cost Paid

Maisons Satie is a museum dedicated to composer Erik Satie. Located in his birthplace, it features multimedia exhibits and personal artifacts.

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