Thursday, 19 August 2010

Honfleur

I knew that Honfleur was pretty as I had once tried to do an impossible jigsaw featuring the town, but in real life it was really really pretty. So good in fact that we visited twice - which is why some photos have grey skies, and the others blue.

I loved the restaurants - ready for the lunchtime rush. I still find it amazing how everything - except the restaurants - close between noon and 2.30(ish) so that everyone can eat a civilised meal together. And I still find it amazing how full every restaurant gets at lunchtime.

In Honfleur there is something to see down every alley way. Very Harry Potterish!


There are lots of narrow, twisty, winding streets.


And restaurants, with galleries and shops up to seven stories high around the harbour.


With pretty window boxes at almost every window.




And plenty of yachts bobbing around in the harbour. The town is on the estuary of the river Seine.





A really beautiful town. My photos don't do it justice - so look out for the jigsaw!!

19 comments:

Jill said...

Wow - what a pretty place. I love wandering around little narrow streets, with quaint shops. Not sure my other half and Violet would appreciate the fact that I would need to look in every single one of them though!!!
Jill x

Green thumb said...

Please now show us your yacht, posh Diane!!!
xxxx

Lyn said...

Did you go inside the church made of wood?
love
Lyn
xxx

lovethosecupcakes said...

Love those little streets and the idea of a two and a half hour lunch.

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Oh it's a gorgeous place! ...and I love jigsaws, I may have to dig one out now and let it take over the kitchen table until we have completed it. x

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

How beautiful. I wonder why you like those old fashioned cobbled streets?

;o)

The Curious Cat said...

Looks pretty quaint and gorgeous - I love the name too! xxx

The sewing room said...

You do find the most interesting and pretty places to visit even on holiday, wish i could come with you.So glad you had a nice time, you deserve it.

Hugs Pat

Sue said...

It looks lovely. I bet my Mum will be leaving a comment on here soon - she is going to Honfleur in a couple of weeks and will be pleased to see your pics!

TheMadHouse said...

I love honfleur, the church made from wood, just marvelous

Lisa said...

Just gorgeous!
Lisa x

Rosie said...

Honfleur looks wonderful, I'd love to see it. I love those narrow, winding street and tall houses along the harbourside. No wonder you had to visit twice:)

Kathy said...

How lovely, It does look Harry Potterish! Thanks for showing us round. Love Kathy xxx

harmony and rosie said...

It does look very pretty, you can see why a lot of the impressionist painters used to flock there. Looks like you've had a fabulous holiday. x

periwinkle said...

definately Diagon Alley :-)

Deb said...

This is like you plucked an image from my mind and captured it in a photo! Of course in my mind, ALL of Europe looks exactly like this picture! hehehe

Someday I am going to travel to see all of the lovely places you post on your blog. I hope it's before I'm too old to enjoy it!

andamento said...

Hi Diane, I'm enjoying all your holiday posts though I'm afraid I've not been commenting on most of my visits to your blog recently (just pushed for time). Honfleur looks lovely. And your apple pie in the last post looks delicious. Is it served flipped over so that the pastry is on the bottom?

Gilly said...

It looks wonderful! Can't wait to visit there! Not long now, just hope we have blue skies and not pouring rain! Think I will spend all my time just pottering around the harbour and little streets. With lots of rests for coffee in between!! (Mr. g will be very annoyed at that, but he can stride off and do his own thing! ;)

bad penny said...

We spent a wonderful afternoon there on a holiday when mum came with us - it realy is a beautiful town. Wish I could have stayed longer...sigh