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Honfleur, the ideal holiday destination!
Just a few kilometres from your Sandaya campsite in Normandy, Honfleur never fails to attract attention. Lying at the mouth of the River Seine, its rich historical heritage means it is always a delightful place for a walk, enhanced by its ever-changing light, its picturesque half-timbered houses and its delicious cuisine.
To make the most of your visit to Honfleur, begin by dropping your bags at a Sandaya campsite in the Calvados. Then relax as you look forward to an invigorating holiday on the shores of the English Channel! Book a family-oriented mobile home or rent a camping pitch beneath the stars and enjoy our wide range of services, all conveniently at your fingertips: a programme of activities for everyone and every age, a water park with swimming pools and waterslides, outdoor sports grounds, a range of on-site restaurant options... Your Sandaya campsite is here to look after everything, so you can concentrate on enjoying every minute of your holiday in Normandy!
Visit Honfleur with the family
If you’re visiting Honfleur with the family for the first time, your steps will inevitably lead you to the Vieux-Bassin. Whatever your age, the charm of this old port is simply magical! Flanked by the picturesque houses of the Quai Sainte-Catherine, the old church of Saint-Etienne and the Lieutenancy building, its picture postcard décor is totally enchanting. The perfect opportunity for a holiday photo!
Near the old Honfleur lighthouse, take the kids to explore the Naturospace, the largest butterfly house in France, certain to leave them wide-eyed with wonder. In its dense vegetation and tropical climate, watch the hundreds of multicoloured butterflies and birds flutter and dance just above your head!
Visit Honfleur as a couple
With its delightfully romantic ambiance, Honfleur is even more beautiful when you visit it with your favourite person. Hand-in-hand, wander its cobbled streets with their half-timbered houses so typical of Normandy, their art galleries and antiques shops. One by one, discover Saint-Catherine’s church, the largest timber church in France, Saint-Etienne’s church that is home to the naval museum and the former salt warehouses today transformed into exhibition venues.
One place you really shouldn’t miss during your visit is the famous Eugène Boudin museum. Named in celebration of the renowned Honfleur-born artist, it is also home to canvases by Monet, Dubourg and Courbet, thus offering an opportunity to discover Honfleur as seen by some of the greatest impressionist painters!
Camping Honfleur: our handy tips for a successful stay
Unique to Honfleur, take a stroll through the Jardin des Personnalités, a garden where the pathways are enhanced by busts of the town’s most illustrious inhabitants.
How about heading out to sea? Visit Honfleur or take a trip all the way to the Pont de Normandie, all aboard everyone!
In summer, the wooden horses of the Honfleur carousel await you just in front of the town hall and delight children of all ages. Roll up, roll up!
Don’t leave without having tasted the local Calvados or Pommeau, the region’s traditional alcoholic drinks. To be consumed with moderation!