Among the many splendours of the Normandy coast, Honfleur has to be one of my favourites. It’s “a ravishing port full of masts and sails, crowned with green hills and surrounded by narrow houses,” as Victor Hugo once put it.
Wandering along the port and through the narrow old cobbled streets is like being transported back in time. The old rustic Normandic style buildings, the colourful reflections of boats and sails on water, and the carrousel and big wheel in the distance just beg to be painted. On an early Summer morning, you can easily imagine Monet and Boudin sat on the port capturing their impressions.
It’s picture perfect.