A picturesque harbor with rows of colorful buildings and boats reflected in its still waters; behind it, a maze of leafy, cobbled streets and authentic timber-framed houses — it is no wonder that the fishing village of Honfleur was one of the first places to inspire the French Impressionists.
Petite but impressive, Honfleur creates an everlasting memory for all who visit it. There are many places to stay to discover this little Normandy fishing village that captured both the hearts and paintbrushes of many Impressionists. Check out a few of our favorites below!
Les Maisons de Léa
Situated right in the center — you can practically touch the Église Sainte-Catherine from the rooftop — this hotel is a deluxe place to stay in Honfleur. Four-star comforts with cottage charm, you’ll feel instantly chez toi. And if you need some extra relaxation, the Nuxe Spa is waiting downstairs.
Place Sainte-Catherine, 14600 Honfleur
Le Manoir de la Plage
Set right on the sea, Le Manoir de la Plage is a haven of peace. With a tennis court, gym and a hydro-jet wellness center as well as a terrace for sunning yourself and a pool (that can be privatized), you can be as active or as chilled as you like. An ideal location for exploring Honfleur and around.
Route du Littoral Vasouy, 14600 Honfleur
Situated between Honfleur and Deauville, Le Paquebot is an altogether different place to stay. Built almost in the sea, this hotel has boat-like cabins rather than rooms. And as you would on a real ship, the only view is endless stretches of ocean.
3 rue des Bains, 14113 Villerville
Maison Plume is a home-away-from-home in the idyllic setting on the River Seine as it trickles out through Normandy, towards Honfleur. Set up by a couple of ex-Parisians, Jeanne and Simon, this guest house is an ode to simple pleasures. The five rooms and a studio (which are impeccably decorated) ensure a cozy and intimate stay.
1 rue Ernest Binet Villequier, 76490 Rives en Seine