Circuit N°3 : Honfleur - Deauville - Trouville :
Honfleur is situated between the tidal estuary of the Seine and the " Plateau d'Auge " As both, a sea and a river port, but also a port of cell, the city of Honfleur has preserved its rich artistic and historic heritage.
With the great discoveries, Honfleur was the birthplace of numerous navigators, sailors and captains. Samuel de Champlain (born in Brouage) organized from Honfleur several departures to Canada and particularly in 1608 with the founding of Quebec. In the 17th century, Colbert orders the townwalls demolition and the actual "Vieux Bassin" construction. The Salt Warehouses date also from this period. In the 18th century, thanks to the trade with the overseas countries, the shipyard expanded rapidly.
Since the 19th century, Honfleur is a treasure for artists, Eugène Boudin gathered around him many fellow artists as Jonkgind, Monet or the poet Charles Baudelaire. Impressionnism was born. Discover the witnesses of this famous heritage through its picturesque streets, old houses, St Leonard's Church, discover St Catherine's Church and the old maritime district with its separate belfry.
Site : ville-honfleur.fr