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Honfleur is a city in the department of Calvados, in northern France’s Normandy region. It’s on the estuary where the Seine river meets the English Channel.

The Vieux-Bassin (old harbor), lined with 16th to 18th century townhouses with their slate-covered frontages, has been a subject for many artists including Claude Monet and Boudin who found its changing light and picturesque quays truly inspiring.

From the twelfth century onwards, it became an important crossing point for goods transiting via the sea to England.

Today it is a buzzing, vibrant, colourful and truly enchanting little place that is quaintly charming and full of character, with it’s winding cobble stone streets and excellent terrace cafés.