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 eastern shore of the Vieux Bassin, in the deconsecrated 13th- and 14th-century Église St-Étienne.

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2. Vieux Bassin

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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 –…

3. Lieutenance

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

4. Église Ste-Catherine

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Initially intended as a temporary structure, this extraordinary wooden church was built by local shipwrights during the late 15th and early 16th centuries…

5. Marché au Poisson

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A visit to this lively fish market to browse the day's catch is both fun and fascinating.

6. Musée Eugène Boudin

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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…

7. Les Maisons Satie

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This unusual and intriguing complex captures the whimsical spirit of the eccentric avant-garde composer Erik Satie (1866–1925), who lived and worked in…

8. Naturospace

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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…