Saturday, August 2, 2014

France - Exploring Honfleur

Hi, On our second day in Honfleur, and our last on the ship, we had a walking tour of the town in the morning with our tour director. Honfleur was the most picturesque of the towns and cities we visited and we were grateful that they just got better as the trip progressed.

The town is very old and the streets narrow (above and below).  It once was a major port but it was long ago eclipsed by Le Havre which sits across the Seine.

We found it amazing where they could build a house.

The buildings around a large traffic circle are fairly typical.

In the center of the circle this statue was erected depicting clamming.

The inner harbor has become a marina (above and below).

This building is a gate house for the wall that once surrounded the city and harbor.

The town with its old harbor has become a magnet for artists.

Honfleur has a large park with some very pretty plantings.

The cruise part of our trip ended the next day.  We disembarked from the ship and boarded a bus for our post trip to Brittany.

Thanks for looking.

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