Tuesday, May 8, 2012
France and England on $98 a Day - Honfleur
This town has always been important to sailors because of it's protected harbor, and it served as inspiration for artists, especially Eugene Boudin (There's a museum devoted to his work.) and Monet, but today it seems mostly to cater to tourists. There are souvenir shops everywhere, higher prices than the rest of Normandy, and traffic snarls even in the off-season.
But everyone who told us to come here was right. It is beautiful with its slate roofed soaring houses lining the harbor (Taxes were levied based on house width, so homebuilders built up), it's one-way skinny streets, and its charming store fronts. But photos say it best, so here they are.