Begin your tour of Honfleur by picking up a map from the Tourist Office. Each one is printed with three handy walking routes, all detailing points of interest around town. The “Footsteps of the Painters” map leads you to 14 panels of paintings by 19th-century artists around town. Stroll along the scenic quays, past the fishing boats and narrow, slate-roofed houses that line the Vieux Bassin. On the north side of the harbor, the former governor’s house, the imposing Lieutenance, dates from the 16th century. Nearby is France’s largest wooden church, Eglise Ste-Catherine, pl. Ste-Catherine (tel. 02-31-89-11-83), which was built by 15th-century shipbuilders. The church is open daily from 9am–7pm except during services and ceremonies.
See the village from a different perspective on one of the regular boat trips (www.promenade-en-bateau-honfleur.fr; 45–90 min.; 8€–11.50€) that depart from jetties east of the Vieux Bassin. The 45-minute ride on La Calypso explores the harbors that make up the port of Honfleur, while the 90-minute journey on La Jolie France takes you out into the Seine estuary.
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