Honfleur tourism and travel guide

Photo of Honfleur in Calvados

Visit Honfleur: highlights and tourist information

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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!

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.

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

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!

Popular places to visit nearby include Trouville at 12 km and Le Havre at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Honfleur, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Honfleur

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

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

  • Abbaye de Jumièges (Jumieges) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (50km)

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Honfleur is in the north of France. 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