This picturesque port is undoubtedly the high point on a visit to the Norman town of Honfleur. It was remodelled by Duquesne in the year 1681 under orders from Colbert. This port has a lot to offer to the traveller in terms of visual as well as culinary treats. Quai Saint-Etienne to the south has large stone houses whereas Quai Sainte Catherine has high, narrow wooden houses. This unusual ensemble provides the perfect backdrop to the bobbing yachts harboured here.
The Lieutenance is an eighteenth century building at the entrance of the old harbour. The must-do’s are:
- A leisurely stroll through the cobblestone streets.
- Ascrumptious meal at the roof top cafes.
- Ride the carrousel or the ferris wheel.
This quaint town is sure to offer you visual as well as culinary delights and transports you back in time.
Le Vieux Bassin Travel Tips
- A lot of dog mess on the ground, so watch where you step.
- The food and drink might be too pricey. Visit the back streets for a modest budget.
- Protect yourself against mosquitoes.
How to Reach Le Vieux Bassin
- Hire a taxi or walk.
- La Gourmandine
- Jeff De Bruges
- La MaisonBleue
- Restaurant Le Chat qui peche
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95% of people who visit Honfleur include Le Vieux Bassin in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
50.36% of people start their Le Vieux Bassin visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Le Vieux Bassin
79.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Le Vieux Bassin
Le Vieux Bassin Reviews & Ratings
Among the most beautiful ports of the region, surrounded by French-dining experience, stone pavements and slate-covered buildings.
Nice old little harbour with cute french fish restaurants. Check your tripadvisor first though... Some are great but some are horrible eg: la cabane du pêcheur 🤢
Un piccolo porticciolo piratesco 🏴☠️
Ein traumhafter Ort für eine Reise in die Vergangenheit. Man hat wirklich das Gefühl, hier sei die Zeit stehengeblieben. Viele Restaurants und kleine Lädchen laden zum Verweilen ein. Im Juli allerdings seeehr voll.
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