The Private Accessible 4 hour Le Havre Cruise Excursion is a half day excursion to the beautiful charming Normandy town, Honfleur. Located only 25 kilometers from Le Havre port, this gem not only displays the beauty of the region with its unique architecture and landscape, it also offers some fascinating historical sites to explore. Indeed, on this accessible Honfleur guided tour, you’ll easily see why Monet and other impressionists were so taken with the area!
This half day Le Havre shore excursion starts at the cruise dock, where you’ll be greeted by your private guide and accessible van. You’ll then head out on a 30 minute drive to Honfleur, where your guided tour begins.
Situated right where the Seine River meets the English Channel, Honfleur is the perfect example of an authentic, charming Northern French city. Get ready for a memorable stroll along the View-Bassin, an old harbor lined with picturesque16th, 17th and 18th century townhouses that have been used as inspiration by famous artists including Boudin and Monet! Nearby, you’ll also experience the beautiful Saint Catherine’s Church, a vaulted wooden structure erected by the shipbuilders in the mid1400s. The church was built by wood due to a shortage of stone at the time it was built. It is the largest wooden church in France and stands as a unique symbol of the end of the Hundred Years War.
Europe has many spectacular old churches, but not many of them are as charming and unique as the 19600s Notre-Dame de Grace Chapel in Honfleur. The church is perched high on the hill above the town looking upon the port of Le Havre, and nested among beautiful old trees. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Your private guide will share fascinating history and anecdotes about the story of the church and the culture and community of Honfleur through time.
If time allows, and depending on the day of your visit, you’ll also see the historic Salt Storehouse, and enjoy a local treat and one of the many small local cafes (cost not included), before being escorted back to Le Havre port in your private accessible van.
- Sainte Catherine Church
- The View Bassin
- The Salt Storehouse (if open)
- Notre-Dame de Grace Chapel