Honfleur – Tips


Getting There

By Car
By Train
CalaisA16, A28 and A292:30 hoursNo rail station.
Closest is Deauville/Trouville, then bus
ParisA13/E462:15 hoursNo rail station.
Closest is Deauville/Trouville, then bus
DieppeA291:20 hourNo rail station.
Closest is Deauville/Trouville, then bus
Le HavreA290:30 hourNo rail station.
Closest is Deauville/Trouville, then bus
CherbourgN13 and the A132 hoursNo rail station.
Closest is Deauville/Trouville, then bus
Marseillesvia Paris: A7, A6 and A139:15 hoursNo rail station.
Closest is Deauville/Trouville, then bus

Train: There are no direct trains to Honfleur. The closest train station is Trouville / Deauville station. Click here to find out train distances.

Ferry: Although large cruise ships arrive here, no ferries. The closest ferry harbour is Le Havre.

Air: The international airport for Deauville is very close by with regular flights to the UK by companies like Ryanair. Caen also has several international and national flights.

Bus: There are several long distance bus operators going to this city from different cities in France (and Europe). Click on one of the links below to see which departure city is covered.

Flixbus Logo Flixbus
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Within Honfleur

There is no useable bus service, but you don’t need one. When entering the town, there’s a large open air parking area (not free, but not expensive) close to the fishing harbour. The rest is done on foot. There are no hills (apart from going to the Chapelle Notre-Dame de Grace and the Ferme Saint Simeon), so wheelchairs have an easy time apart from the cobblestones.


Over 150 restaurants, including a former 2-Michelin-starred one (SaQuaNait turned in its 2 stars, but the quality is still there), so you for sure will find your happiness. Most of the restaurants offer “french” food, either classical or modern, but there is even an American hamburger joint (quite a big one at the entrance of the town).


Honfleur is a very touristy city, so expect a lot of accommodation offerings, ranging from very expensive to moderate.

Things To See/Things To Do

  • Walk around the old harbour. See what the famous painters have seen and painted (like Monet).
  • Walk the many small streets

    Cobblestone streets of Honfleur

  • Admire the Sainte-Catherine church, France’s biggest wooden church built like an upside-down boat (click here to read our review):

    Sainte-Catherine church of Honfleur

  • Eat at one of the many restaurants
  • Take in all the local art and antique shops

    Art and antique shops at Honfleur

  • Visit the salt storage areas

    Salt storage alley of Honfleur

  • Visit the outlet village on the outskirts of the town (towards the motorway). A pleasant and well designed outlet village.
  • Visit (and possibly eat/sleep) at the famous artist hang-out; La Ferme Saint Simeon (click here to read out review)
    The Ferme Saint-Simeon
  • Visit the beautiful “Jardin des Personnalites” (Famous people garden). Click here to read our review of this amazing garden.
    The "Jardin des Personnalités" lake
  • Visit the Notre-Dame de Grace chapel on top of the hill overlooking the Seine river. Beautiful chapel and great view.
    Honfleur's Chapelle Notre-Dame de Grace
    Click here to read our review of the chapel.
  • Climb up the hill and go to Mont-Joli (and further on to the above chapel) to have a great panorama view.
    View over Honfleur at the Mont-Joli
  • Visit the Honfleur Tourist Office.
    Tourist office of Honfleur

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