Our route to Honfleur was sadly tolled in several parts. Perhaps we could have avoided the first section but the two bridges to cross over to Honfleur were unavoidable and quite spectacular to travel over.
So we were lighter in the wallet when we arrived on the outskirts of Honfleur. We dutifully followed the signs to the visitor car park and paid €4 for the day rate. Then we set off on foot towards town. We soon saw why visitors are asked to park away from the town. Honfleur was crawling with tourists. Every cafe, bar, restaurant and créperie was busy along the road to the harbour. We popped into the Tourist Information centre and collected a map of the town. Then when we reached the harbour it was even busier. Waiters and waitresses were hustling about serving customers.
There were many boats moored in the inner harbour too.
We bought some lunch and sat in a park and ate it. After lunch we joined the walkers on the promenade out to the entry point of the bay and back. From there we strolled around the old town. There were lots of art galleries. Outside one we liked their sign, obviously imploring visitors to come inside and take a look.
The old part of town featured a number of interesting buildings. The clock tower certainly stood out.
As did the church of St Catherine with it’s wooden shingled exterior. When we went inside we were equally impressed to see a wooden construction.
The chocolates with a seafood theme also took our eye.
After making our way past all the touristy cafés we returned to our car, ready to make our way to our destination for the day in Bayeux.