Walk on the heights of Honfleur

Certainly one of the most beautiful walks in Normandy. Not to be missed if you visit Honfleur.

This walk is a must see if you go to Honfleur. Up to Mont-Joli you can dominate all the surroundings and see the bridge of Normandy, the Seine estuary and the town of Honfleur. The walk is not very long, but the climb to mont-Joli is steep. A must see in Normandy!

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 4 h.

The old basin

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The old basin
The walk begins next to the Vieux Bassin. A panel commemorates the departure of Samuel de Champlain from Honfleur to the Canada aboard the "gift of God" on 13 April 1608, Samuel de Champlain founded the Quebec City on July 3 of the same year.

A street in Honfleur

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A street in Honfleur
Take the rue du Puit you can see the Mont-Joli, the goal of the walk.

Fork

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Fork
'It''s easy to find your way just follow the signs.'

The Mont-Joli

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The Mont-Joli
The climb is short but very steep.

View of Honfleur

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View of Honfleur
Magnificent panorama of the city of Honfleur.

The chapel Notre-Dame-de-Grace

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The chapel Notre-Dame-de-Grace
Richard II Duke of Normandy built the first chapel in 1023 because he was miraculously saved from a shipwreck

Interior of the Chapel

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Interior of the Chapel
The Chapel is covered of votive offerings for the graces.

The calvary of the plateau of Grace

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The calvary of the plateau of Grace
Calvary has often been painted by painters who were staying in Honfleur. You can see some paintings at the Eugène Boudin Museum in Center City.

View on the estuary of the Seine

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View on the estuary of the Seine
At the top of the hill you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of the estuary of the Seine with the bridge of Normandy and the city of le Havre.

The park of personalities

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The park of personalities
This delightful park includes statues of personalities who lived in the area.

The beach

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The beach
At the end of the pier you can go to the beach or go back to the city of Honfleur.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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