Greniers à sel de Honfleur

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Greniers à sel de Honfleur

Greniers à sel de Honfleur
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bobbyza
Phoenix, AZ297 contributions
Historic Salt Building!
Aug 2019
First off, this is probably not one of Honfleur's main attractions, but our tour guide took us and we went inside. The famous Greniers a sel was built in 1670 (one of three then in the city) with stones from the city walls. The building could store up to 10,000 tonnes of salt-use at that time to preserve cod for a longer period. Currently this building was being used as an artist exhibit. The highlight of the interior is the impressive ceiling design , which is entirely of wood timber supports and roof structure. Not well known , but nice historical addition to the Old Basin, cobble stone streets, half timber buildings and Ste Catherine's.
Written September 15, 2019
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charles g
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Good selection of wines and spirits
Nov 2018 • Couples
Good service and a nice choice of Calvados styles brandy and local wines..
Friendly staff.
I would go again.
Written November 14, 2018
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson16,122 contributions
17th century salt warehouse
Aug 2018 • Couples
This was big business; these 2 warehouses could store 10,000 tons of salt. With the rise in cod fishing, salt was needed to dry and preserve the fish. These are stone buildings with wooden roofs which ship builders in Honfleur could execute, based upon their skills building hulls. Look at the ceiling for their hull-shaped look.

Today, the warehouses are used for exhibits, conferences, and concerts. They are on Rue de la Ville.
Written October 16, 2018
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Janet M
Cordova, TN467 contributions
Very Interesting
Jun 2018 • Friends
These two stone buildings were originally salt warehouses built at the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th centuries when the salt trade developed with the introduction of cod fishing. Each warehouse could store 10 000 tons of salt. Since 1916 they have been listed as historical monuments and were restored at the beginning of the 1970s by the city of Honfleur to house exhibitions, concerts, conferences and many events throughout the year. We only saw the outside of the buildings on our walking tour of Honfleur. Very interesting and wish we could have had more time there.
Written July 10, 2018
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TGJFC
United Kingdom39 contributions
We just happened to be lucky
Oct 2017 • Couples
When in Honfleur visit the excellent tourist information office to check out what's on. We did just that and found that the Greniers a sel was hosting a festival of Autumn. We spent a most enjoyable hour going around the many stalls sampling local produce and making purchases of goods to take home to family and friends. When not in use as a venue for an event the building is a good example of medieval craftsmanship in timber-framed buildings. If that floats your boat - go for it!
Written October 14, 2017
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belleretraite
Montreal, Canada7,963 contributions
Interesting !
May 2017 • Friends
Honfleur was one of our ports of calls on our river cruise on the Seine and we got a guided tour of Honfleur with a very knowledgeable local guide . On the tour we learned that these buildings were use to store salt which was very important and expensive from the Middle-Age to the Renaissance eras . Now the building is used as an exhibition hall .
Written June 26, 2017
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