Popular Accommodations in Honfleur
Highlights in Honfleur
- Picturesque town on the English Channel
- Recreation in the heart of Normandy
- Journey to the Roots of Impressionism
- Bathing fun on long sandy beaches
Most popular in Honfleur
Vacation rentals in Honfleur
Apartments can be found in the municipality of Honfleur in the department of Calvados in Normandy, with a population of 7676, mainly in the centre, along the extensive coastline and around the two large harbour basins, the Bassin de l'Est and the Bassin Carnot. Typically, these apartments are housed in multi-storey buildings just a few steps from the quay walls. So as soon as you get up, you can enjoy the view of the sailboats and motor yachts romping in front of you in the calm harbour water, while the screeching of the seagulls kicks off the new day.A vacation rental in the countryside
Somewhat outside the lively centre with its bustling market and harbour life, there are holiday apartments, apartments and charlets, and above all holiday homes. The spacious houses are mostly built in the typical country house style of Normandy and their rustic half-timbered architecture creates an atmosphere of well-being. These houses are particularly suitable for families with children or four-legged friends, especially as they usually have very large plots of land where you can both romp about extensively and relax under the French sun.
Holiday in Honfleur
Location and orientation
The small holiday resort of Honfleur lies directly at the mouth of the Seine, a few kilometres south of Le Havre as the crow flies, and a good 90 kilometres northwest of Paris, the capital of France. Situated in the midst of the rugged beauty of Normandy, the village is very rural and promises stressed city dwellers one thing above all else - peace and quiet in an idyll of coastal areas and pastures. The name of the place, which originates from the Norman dialect of the Middle Ages, is the program, because especially in spring the landscape around Honfleur blooms in a sea of flowers.Locomotion on site
The best way to get to your vacation rental is by your own car, because this way you are also flexible on the spot. Alternatively, it is also possible to travel by plane to Paris and from there by train. Although there is also public transport on the spot, you are much quicker and, above all, more independent here with a rental car or your own car. You should definitely take this freedom with a holiday in Honfleur, because many beautiful places, which are often only known to locals, are off the beaten track of public transport.
Things to know
The proverb: "In Normandy there is good weather several times a day" does not come by chance and has lost nothing of its validity until today, because the proximity to the Gulf Stream also gives the holiday resort of Honfleur a mild oceanic climate. Responsible for the good weather is the sea breeze, which makes rain clouds disappear just as quickly as they have been drawn up. Thanks to an annual average temperature of 10-12 degrees Celsius, the spring months of April and May are already suitable for a journey, because exactly at this time all apple trees bloom in the region. The main travel season, however, is summer between June and August.Honfleur is regarded as the birthplace of impressionist art
The tranquil little town with its narrow alleys and picturesque half-timbered houses is not only a work of art in its own right, but since the 19th century it has also been a much-visited centre of art. The foundation stone was laid by the artistic activity of the famous coastal landscape painter Eugène Boudin. Even today, Honfleur is still fully dedicated to the great Impressionist, especially as there is a museum dedicated to him in the city that bears his name. In addition to Boudin, well-known painters such as Claude Monet, Renoir and Courbet also worked in Honfleur. It is therefore not unlikely that your vacation rental has already been occupied by a well-known artist.
One of Honfleur's twin towns is called Sandwich and is located in the English county of Kent.
Top 3 travel tips
The ultimate destination for every Normandieurlauber is the municipality of Le Mont-Saint-Michel, which is situated on a rocky island in the middle of the bay of the same name. The island, just over a kilometre from the coast, is home to numerous historic buildings nestling on the 92-metre-high cliffs and the Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, built in 1022 in the Norman style. The best way to reach this monument to French history from your vacation rental is by car or rental car via the A13 and A84 motorways.2. Experience art at first hand
Honfleur still has a very active art scene today. Just like 150 years ago, countless painters still stand at the harbour quays of Honfleur in fine weather. Anyone who has always wanted to appear on a canvas can make this dream come true there. Art also reigns in the historic warehouses of the city. There are regular exhibitions of contemporary artists, which attract many visitors every year.3. The Pont de Normandie
The Pont de Normandie is one of the most impressive architectural monuments in Normandy. It is a 2,141-metre bridge that spans the mouth of the Seine between Honfleur and Le Havre. With a height of 203 metres and a span of up to 856 metres, it is one of the largest bridges of its kind in Europe and at the same time provides a good photo motif.