Rouen (Paris), France
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Approximately 5 Hours
Meals not included
An important stronghold until the 15th century, Honfleur acquired true glory through the role its mariners played in the 17th-century Norman voyages of discovery. Through all of its glorious past, the town has continued to be a center of the Arts, as painters, writers and musicians draw inspiration from its charming character and ambience. Today, Honfleur offers visitors a unique heritage that can best be glimpsed by strolling along the picturesque narrow streets that are lined with timber-framed houses.
On arrival in Honfleur, your guide leads you on a walking tour beginning with St Catherine's Church. A rare sight in Western Europe, this 15th-century church is constructed entirely of wood by carpenters from a local shipyard. Stroll past the tile-covered salt warehouses, the Old Port and its picturesque quayside, and the Lieutenance -- a 16th-century house in which the King's lieutenant, the Governor of Honfleur, once resided.
You'll also have approximately one hour of free time to explore or shop on your own and enjoy the artists, craftsmen and charming boutiques.
Please note: Inside church visit(s) may not be possible if religious services are being held. Tour involves walking over uneven surfaces and cobblestones. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.