Focus this week is on Normandy. This old port of Honfleur is a lively place for lunch. Situated on the estuary of the river Seine, Honfleur was for many years an important trading port. Today, the more modern port at Le Havre replaces its trading position, but Honfleur is the more popular tourist place.
This port has been painted by many artists; Gustave Courbet, Johan Jongkind, Eugene Boudin and of course Claude Monet who lived a little further down the Seine river.
The Slow Tour of Normandy takes in the beautiful port of Honfleur on one of the daily excursions from our hotel. This 8-day very popular tour is often combined with 8 days in Brittany and another in the Loire valley. These are all beautiful regions in the north of France.
Normandy is known for its apples, cider, Calvados, delicious soft cheeses and is a region of farmland and fishing ports.
Join one of our escorted Slow Tours of Normandy and discover for yourself