Driving Holidays to Honfleur, France
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This picturesque fishing town at the mouth of the River Seine has given two gifts to the world: Canada and the impressionist movement. It was from this port that Jean Denis set off to discover St. Lawrence river estuary, and Samuel de Champlain departed a century later to found Canada. It was also under these Normandy skies that local painter Eugene Boudin experimented with painting weather conditions, passing on ideas to the Impressionists.
Musee Eugene BoudinLocated in a 19th century chapel with two modern extensions, this museum houses works by French impressionist and local painter Eugene Boudin, hanging alongside pieces by Jean Baptiste Corot and Monet.
Maisons Satie MuseumA modern museum that is highly stimulating. Celebrating the life of another son of Honfleur, the eccentric composer and artist Erik Satie. Art and music join, passing surreal images, listening to Satie’s music through headphones. (not shown).
Vieux BassinThe Old Dock opened Honfleur out to its harbour realising its trading potential. The only remnant of the original walls is the 16th century Lietenance, a quirky building at the entrance, adorned with carvings and edged by tall strange houses.
St Leonard's ChurchThis flamboyant Gothic church dates back to the 15th century, and features bautifully intricate carvings and colourful interior murals. The highlight is the spectacular octagonal belltower which was erected in the late 18th century.
St Martin's ChurchSt Martin's Church
NaturospaceThis Butterfly House is a tropical forest area. The climate will surprise you, as will the variety of plants and insects from across the globe. The tropical butterflies provide a burst of colour in such a graceful way as you walk among them. (not shown).