Honfleur Tourism

Situated on the Southwest of France, Honfleur is a commune in the Calvados department on the southern bank of Siene estuary. Famous for its ancient and quaint ports, this town is a habitat for around 8,200 Honfleurais. Covering a terrain of 13.67 sq.km, the town is typified with painted houses with slate-covered facades.

During the 12th century, the town acted as a point of trade from Rouen to England. From the beginning of the Hundred Years War, the town was benefited from the strategic positions, with the defences strengthened by Charles V. However, it was later occupied by the English. The town was profited until the 18th from the end of the war. It struggled to trade with Canada, West Indies, African Coasts and the Azores, becoming one of the main ports of slave trade.

The town is a home to many ancient monuments, churches, houses and buildings that reflect tradition. It’s a beautiful little harbour which is still used as a fishing port and dock also adds to the tourist attraction along with the scenic beauty of the town. On your travels to France, include Honfleur in your travel itinerary.

Essential travel information and Honfleur tips for your visit

  • When planning to visit in summer, remember that the town is crowded with tourists.
  • Plan to stay at least for 3-4 days.
  • Know the pollution level of Honfleur before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Honfleur for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Honfleur.

    • Burglary and Theft 60 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 65 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70 (High)
    • Attacks 65 (High)
    • Drug offense 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 20 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 65 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70 (High)
    • Safety Index 34.12 (Low)
    • Climate Index 92.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.63 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Honfleur

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.78 USD

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