The slower pace in Honfleur gives you more time to appreciate its spectacular harbour that is easily one of the prettiest in all of France. The beautiful Vieux Bassin port dates back to the 17th century, and the colourful fishing boats and historic buildings against the waterfront provide the perfect setting for the many amateur artists lined up on the banks. Honfleur’s highlight is the 15th century Sainte Catherine’s church. An architectural wonder, this is the largest church in France made entirely of timber and vaguely resembles an overturned boat due to being constructed by shipbuilding workers.
Must-see sights to be explored in your free time include the Eugène Boudin Museum, named after the town’s renowned painter and showcasing works by Monet, Courbet, Boudin and Friesz. Also not to be missed is the Maisons Satie Museum, a tribute to the town’s other illustrious resident, composer and pianist Erik Satie.