At Paris Luxury Tours, our Honfleur tour will take participants to one of France’s most reliably enchanting spots. From the sailing craft in the Old Dock, to the surrounding, improbably narrow, seven-story timber-framed and slate-shingled houses, to the eccentric wooden Ste. Catherine’s Church, everywhere you look something appeals to your eye in this lovely town.
This Honfleur tour takes you on a casual walk through its narrow cobbled streets, past animated cafes and filled restaurants, to docks where fishing vessels unload their fresh catch, and to the Eugene Boudin Museum that honors the painter who so influenced Claude Monet by exposing him to painting in the open air. This museum also displays works by such as Dufy, Monet, Jongkind and Van Dongen, to name a few.
Honfleur has a long history of attracting artists, including the Impressionists who often joined Boudin at the St. Simeon Inn, now a swank four star hotel that few painters can afford to approach! This charming port also was home to the likes of Baudelaire and Erik Satie, and you can visit a museum that is devoted to the composer.
In order to make a complete day of touring from Paris, we usually suggest combining one of our Honfleur tours with a trip to Giverny and/or Rouen.
For more information or to schedule one of our private Honfleur tours, please contact us at our US phone number (631) 600-1120.