France – Honfleur & Le Havre

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Taking the Highway A13 from Mont Saint-Michel, we entered the small port town called Honfleur.

Weather was beautiful and great for wandering.

Walking down the main avenue offers a good variety of antiques, artisan goods, and coffee shops.

The beautiful port at the end of the main street.

A couple candid snaps from the street.

The Sainte-Catherine church (image left) is the largest church made out of wood in France. Parts of the interior dates back to the 15th century.

Really cool interior with the mixture of stained glass and wooden beams.

6pm, stopping for early supper overlooking the port. Fun to watch the boats coming in & out.

After our seafood dinner, we crossed over the Pont de Normandie and entered the city of Le Havre, meaning “the harbour” in French. During WWII, the city was completely destroyed by a combination of Allied bombing and destruction before the Nazis left.

UNESCO declared the city center of Le Havre a World Heritage Site on 15 July 2005 for the “innovative utilization of concrete’s potential”. We wandered around the downtown area but found it eerily quiet.

It was ok, maybe it reminded me too much of the University of Waterloo campus.

SamFrance – Honfleur & Le Havre

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