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Musee du Vieux Honfleur

Quai St Etienne, 14602 Honfleur, France
02 31 89 14 12
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Honfleur
Type: History Museums
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Detroit
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Set on a picturesque small alley type side street, this old house and former lockup for 2 prisoners contained interesting artifacts. Rooms were completely furnished with many objects of ordinary life for a seaside sailor family - main room, kitchen, bedroom etc. various culinary items and period costumes. Most enjoyable instead of all the trinket shops.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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159 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This museum is just off the little harbour of Honfleur. After a couple of visits to Honfleur, we decided we had time to visit this museum on this occasion before moving on. We were not disappointed. One thing you have to remember is that there are two parts to it. The first part is in a very old house a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were in Honfleur for a few hours mid September. As I review the pictures in my IPhone, I remembered thinking as we walked down the cobblestone street, I felt I was on a Hollywood movie set from the production Oliver. Narrow streets embracing this wooden structure with bars on the doors and windows, looking like a jail in a... More

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Saint Paul, MN
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This museum has two parts: an old, old house full of dusty artifacts of daily life in 19th century Honfleur and a nautical museum in an old, old church right on the quai St-Etienne. The nautical museum is more polished than the daily life collection, but I loved it all. These museums were created by people (mostly local volunteers, I... More

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Houston, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

This little museum can take well over an hour to explore. The insight into the local culture over time was fascinating.

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Texas
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310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

An interesting small museum worth the time to visit. In an old building, walking through you can see the old construction used. A part of Hofleur's history as an early fishing port.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Nicely done and with good explanations. Small and was not crowded. Worth going to for sure.

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Santana De Parnaiba, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

it is a place to start a trip through normandy,-- a beautifull small city by the sea, with his small inside harhour, where you can have a wonderfull dinner after a daily journey, visiting normandy , with omaha , utah, and the english and canadian disembarkations beachs. the inside harbour with their collorfull houses is a must. -- it is... More

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BELLEVUE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I visited this museum while my wife and daughter continued around the harbor. It is very very small, just one floor in the old church. There are some interesting ship models, made when Honfleur still built ships. There are also paintings from the town's heyday as a fishing port. Unfortunately the museum doesn't allow photography and the selection of pictures... More

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