Destination:- Honfleur Aire
3 hours 21 minutes drive, 133 miles and €42 tolls
Honfleur is well known for its old port and is only a short walk from the motorhome car parking area (aire de camping car). We have been here a few times and you have to accept that this aire isn’t great. On this occasion it was the worst we’ve seen it which is probably why there were only 6 vans on. Most of the electric hook up points were not working or if they were the amperage was very low, however its location to the centre is great.
Honfleur is characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by artists, including in particular Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind, forming the école de Honfleur (Honfleur school) which contributed to the appearance of the Impressionist movement. The Sainte-Catherine church, which has a bell tower separate from the principal building, is the largest church made out of wood in France.
This was a one night stopover so after a quick walk around the old harbour we bought a few provisions and some local cider before returning back to the van.
It is a shame that this motorhome facility is being neglected as it brings in a lot of vans from all over Europe. A majority of them will go into town to spend their money in the local supermarkets, gift shops and of course eat in one of the many excellent restaurants.