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Saturday, September 17, 2011

L'Aussie goes to the beach, but in Normandy. Bit different to Aussie beaches. Le Havre and Honfleur.

Le Havre boardwalk

The beach at Le Havre

The 10-kilometre bridge crossing the water to Honfleur from Le Havre

Hotel du Dauphin, our digs in Honfleur - from 17th Century. Isn't it gorgeous! Oh, those narrow, windy steps up to the third floor, no lift of course. Glad we were travelling light.  We find all our accommodation through booking.com and are rarely disappointed.

View to the square from our third story room in the above hotel. Groovy.

Part of the edifice of St Catherines, the oldest timbered church still standing in France. Correct me if I'm wrong. It's in my notes but I'm writing from memory.

The front of St Catherines, the oldest timbered church. See the shingles. Amazing.

We finally get down to Honfleur Harbour seeking food and drink. No wonder Van Gogh and Co painted here don't you think? So gorgeous.

More of gorgeous Honfleur Harbour. About to rain but it just meant we enjoyed huddling around the fire in the restaurant all the more. Cozy! Apparently it rains a lot and is very windy.

Me doing a pose at yet another old timber edifice. Here they use this as a wonderful theatre for live arts. 

This little artisan shop was so pretty had to take a snap.

Do they really name a street after my favourite French dessert? Yes, they do. Only in France..

I hope you enjoyed your little tour from Le Havre to Honfleur. Next stop Mont st Michel and the Tour de France. Day and night shots. 

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  1. Fantastic photos and interesting. I have never really had a chance to see Le Havre it has been off the ferry and on the road..... There are so many places I have driven through that I have not had a chance to really see. We are always in a hurry!! Diane

  2. Honfleur is beautiful, although the weather didn't look too good for your visit.

    I love the church, I'm going to look it up online.

  3. Bonjour, I am a new reader of your blog. Thank you for the memories! Like a lot of Parisians (or imports living in Paris) I used to visit the Normandy coast at least once a month back in the day. Honfleur, and its neighbors Trouville and Deauville are packed with Parisians on weekends ;-) The weather is unpredictable there, that's true. Very similar to what we have in Seattle. Lots of grey skies, wind and rain. It is a major reward to catch these places on a sunny day-- and are they ever gorgeous in the sun! Can't wait to see the rest of your trip. Bon weekend ! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  4. Diane: Glad you enjoyed my pics. Ah, it'd be nice to visit all the places we wanted.

    GaynorB: Hope you let me know what you find. I'm going to have to rifle through my notes.

    Seattle: Yes, we found La Roche Guyon (near Giverny) full of Sunday Parisians.


  5. That old church is amazing.

    Hope you have fun at Mont St Michel! We did that too. It was very busy but interesting nevertheless.

  6. LR: Was great. We waited and saw the Tour de France go by. D


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