Honfleur is certainly one of the most beautiful destinations for a camping trip to discover Normandy. On the south shore of the Seine estuary and opposite Le Havre, the city is a small jewel full of charms to discover absolutely. One can only be struck by the picturesque little town. Around the old basin, its old narrow wooden houses with colorful facades, its ship-shaped halls, alleys and shops. Everything goes together to make Honfleur an unmissable stop during your camping stay near Honfleur. Camping les Peupliers is only about 40 minutes from Honfleur.
The city has always inspired artists, especially painters who found a particular light. This is how Coubert, Monet, Boudin and the impressionists made the trip to Honfleur to enjoy the city but also the surroundings to the preserved nature.
The first piece of advice we could give is simply to stroll through the streets of the city and around the old pond. We discover ourselves in another era in front of the facades of these perfectly preserved old buildings. One can easily imagine the hectic life of the small city
In Honfleur you will find two exciting museums. The Musée de la Marine, located in the old church of Saint Etienne, which traces the life of the city turned towards the sea and the great explorations towards Canada in the sixteenth century. The Musée Eugène Boudin, on the other hand, gives pride of place to the works of the city’s native. The museum also houses works by Dufy, Courbet, Jongkind and other painters who fell in love with the place.
A visit to the Church of Saint Catherine, dressed in wood, is necessary. It is located just behind the large basin. The oldest parts of the building date from the 15th century and were erected by the shipbuilders of the nearby shipyards. The salt attics date from the end of the 17th century. These vast stone buildings are now devoted to culture and many exhibitions are held there. They could hold up to 10,000 tonnes of salt, which was a very valuable commodity at the time.
It is certainly one of the most impressive bridges in the World. Built in 1994, it rises to more than 50 meters from the heights and allows the crossing between Honfleur and Le Havre. This is the opportunity to go there for a tour and discover one of the largest ports in Europe and its city center with modern architecture classified at Unesco.