Honfleur tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: There are lots of interesting things to see in Honfleur - if you can drag yourself away from the lovely harbour!

Honfleur is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Honfleur. For detailed visitor information see the Honfleur travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Honfleur include "recommended detour", "secteur sauvegarde" and "ville fleurie 4*". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Honfleur is as a tourist destination!

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Honfleur in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Trouville at 12 km and Le Havre at 13 km.

Honfleur, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Villerville

Villerville

Seaside resort at 8 km (direction west)

Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort at Villerville also...

See Villerville guide
Trouville

Trouville

Seaside resort at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th...

See Trouville guide
Le Havre

Le Havre

at 13 km (direction west-north-west), in the Seine-Maritime department

Le Havre centre is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, for...

See Le Havre guide
Deauville

Deauville

Seaside resort at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one...

See Deauville guide
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Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy coast...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Pont-Audemer

Pont-Audemer

at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Eure department

The canals and rivers are the highlight in Pont Audemer, famous for...

See Pont-Audemer guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 25 km (direction south)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are...

See Houlgate guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and artists...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest...

See Cabourg guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 30 km (direction south)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a long...

See Lisieux guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 31 km (direction south)

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in tribute...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Etretat

Etretat

at 32 km (direction south), in the Seine-Maritime department

The town of Etretat is pretty, but it is the dramatic cliffs...

See Etretat guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 32 km (direction south-west)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Calvados

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Markets in and near Honfleur

Market days in Honfleur: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Honfleur: market Saturday (0km)
  • Harfleur: market Sunday (10km)
  • Beuzeville: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Trouville: market Wednesday & Wednesday & Sunday & Sunday (12km)
  • Le Havre: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (13km)
  • Deauville: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Montivilliers: market Thursday (14km)
  • Pont-L'Eveque: market Monday (15km)
  • Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc: market Saturday (15km)
  • Blonville-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (17km)

More information about Honfleur, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Honfleur, France

What to do at Honfleur? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Honfleur.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Boutemont (26km)
  • Jardin d'art et d'essais (40km)
  • Arboretum d'Harcourt (49km)
  • Parc de Galleville (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Falaises d'Etretat (32km)
  • Cote d'Alabatre (40km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (42km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (51km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Touques (13km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon (25km)
  • Cabourg (29km)
  • Autretot (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (27km)
 
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Geography and distances

Honfleur is in the north of France at 51 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Honfleur is 166 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Honfleur

Canton: Honfleur

Arrondissement: Lisieux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14600

Distance to Honfleur

from Caen (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 166 km

from Calais: 206 km

from Nice: 832 km

from Bordeaux: 513 km

from Strasbourg: 556 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Honfleur from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ablon, Barneville-la-Bertran, Equemauville, Fiquefleur-Equainville, Genneville, Gonneville-sur-Honfleur, La Riviere-Saint-Sauveur, Manneville-la-Raoult and Pennedepie.

This page in French: Visiter Honfleur

 
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