Le Vieux Bassin
Le Vieux Bassin
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia16,866 contributions
Oct 2021
This was probably the most picturesque square we've visited on our 10 days Normandy-Brittany tour. We also had luck being greeted by a sunny late October afternoon so the harbor shined in its full splendor.
It dates back to 15 c as a main fishing and shipbuilding place of northern France from where many vessels sailed out discovering the new world. There're numerous cafes and restaurants around (with higher prices of course) and it was so pleasant to walk and sip your drink after enjoying that beauty.
It strongly reminds on Nyhavn old harbor in Copenhagen.
Written December 18, 2021
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NickofSurrey
Surrey, UK691 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Lovely Town. Very picturesque. Lots of art galleries, very few of which feel the need to stick a price label on the items. Many places to eat. Easy to navigate to in a car, and parking was not too difficult to find on an August Sunday lunchtime. Very nice town in which to meander for an afternoon
Written August 21, 2022
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JRM
Penetanguishene, Canada91 contributions
Aug 2021
We spent a nearly perfect few hours in Honfleur. The amble around the old port made for a perfect afternoon. The views across the calm waters become more delightful with each and every step. This place drips history. As a Canadian, I felt a real connection with the town as it served as the embarkation point for many a journey to the new world for the explorers and traders of New France, not the least of whom was Samuel de Champlain. The streets off of the harbor are just as charming and contain the distinctive Ste Catherine's church. We had to press on to Rouen that evening but wish we could have stayed on for a port side dinner and evening stroll. Public parking is not free but it is ample and located a few minutes walk from the old port
Written September 23, 2021
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luxuryvoyage
Switzerland3,299 contributions
Aug 2022
On the way to Bayeux, we made a stop in Honfleur and didn't regret it. The harbor is worth a short visit. Beautiful old houses with many small restaurants. A large parking lot is located at the harbor after the vieux bassin. Compared to cities like Rouen or Bayeux, there is not much to see in Honfleur besides the short harbor basin. A short stop is therefore enough.
Written December 24, 2022
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ToujoursLaRoute
Paris, France1,064 contributions
Oct 2021
It is the heart of the city, you canot miss it. Fantastic pictures to be taken on a sunny day. Plenty of good restaurants all around the port. No surprise, you will experience a lot of crowd if the weather is nice.
Written October 12, 2021
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Culinelle
Zaandam, The Netherlands175 contributions
Aug 2020
Le Vieux bassin is a charming place to stay. The terracesses and restaurants are near, but while we were here, there wasn't a lot of noise. Shops, bakeries, supermarket and restaurants are near. The bridge to this basin opens every hour.
Written October 8, 2020
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NB1957
674 contributions
Dec 2019
How lovely to see such a well preserved and elegant port. There is a relaxed atmosphere around here and the buildings are all well maintained so the whole are is clean and smart. A variety of shops and restaurants surround it and the nearby back streets are a delight. Perfect place to visit on a glorious sunny late December day.
Written January 15, 2020
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CamperTravel
Cuijk, The Netherlands242 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Revisiting this harbor 20 years later with our kids. This was our first vacation together as a couple back then. This magical place has not changed. Restaurants and café surrounding the port. A beautiful place for a day out strolling around the harbor.
Written July 31, 2020
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Andrew T
Cardiff, UK1,607 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Beautiful harbour and port area in the centre of pretty Honfleur. The historic buildings and lovely architecture surrounding a dock and moorings area.

There are many restaurants and bars around the area and a great place for sightseeing and spending time having a local Normandy cider. The food is also great too, there are many choices for lunch and dinner options.

Recommend.
Written July 21, 2019
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KemikOjstra
Maribor, Slovenia1,512 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
This old port of the town of Honfleur summarizes the spirit of the North ports but its character is more dim (because of some dark houses) as some other North ports like Nyhavn in the Danish Copenhagen - especially on some rainy and cloudy days. It is very picturesque and therefore a great challenge to all artists who want to depict it, as well as to many photographers around the world.

There are many cafes and restaurants all around the port but also many narrow streets (with half-timbered houses) which lead up to another historic wonder of the town of Honfleur - St. Catherine Church which offers the scent of the old viking wood churches. The town of Honfleur is truely beautiful and surely must not be missed when travelling around the Normandy region of France.
Written May 7, 2018
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