Top ChoiceMuseum in Honfleur

Les Maisons Satie

This unusual and intriguing complex captures the whimsical spirit of the eccentric avant-garde composer Erik Satie (1866–1925), who lived and worked in Honfleur and was born in one of the two half-timbered...

Gallery in Honfleur

Musée Eugène Boudin

This museum features superb 19th- and 20th-century paintings of Normandy’s towns and coast, including works by Dubourg, Dufy and Monet. One room is devoted to Eugène Boudin, an early impressionist and marine...

Church in Honfleur

Église Ste-Catherine

Initially intended as a temporary structure, this extraordinary wooden church was built by local shipwrights during the late 15th and early 16th centuries after its stone predecessor was destroyed during the...

Historic Site in Honfleur

Vieux Bassin

The old harbour, with its bobbing pleasure boats, is Honfleur’s focal point. On the west side, quai Ste-Catherine is lined with tall, taper-thin houses – many protected from the elements by slate tiles – dating...

Church in Honfleur

Chapelle Notre Dame de Grâce

Built between 1600 and 1613, this chapel sits on the Plateau de Grâce, a wooded, 100m-high hill about 2km west of the Vieux Bassin. The area offers great views of the Seine estuary, Le Havre, Honfleur and the...

Museum in Honfleur


Children and adults will enjoy this lush greenhouse that houses scores of species of free-flying tropical butterflies in the northwest of town, a short walk from other attractions and sights of note.

Museum in Honfleur

Musée de la Marine

This museum displays model sailing ships, nautically themed engravings and watercolours, and a case that examines Honfleur’s role in the 17th- and 18th-century traite négrière (slave trade). It's located on the...

Architecture in Honfleur


The magnificent Lieutenance, standing at the mouth of the old harbour, was once the residence of the town’s royal governor.