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“Calvados Country”
Review of Honfleur

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Springfield, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
501 reviews
722 helpful votes
“Calvados Country”
Reviewed 4 November 2009

Honfleur is a beautiful place to stop before going on to the WWII Beaches and sites on the Normandy coast. Honfleur is a harbor city complete with beautiful sailboats and yachts, historical buildings, delicious breads and pastries to purchase in the Boulangerie Patesseries and best eaten while strolling along the waterfront. But it is best known for Calvados, it's delicious apple cider and brandy, made throughout the region dotted with apple orchards. Honfleur is a truly lovely city.

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London
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
155 helpful votes
“Public Transport to Honfleur from Le Havre”
Reviewed 14 September 2009

I recently went to Honfleur for my friend's wedding and took the overnight Ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre. There wasn't much info available on the internet regarding how to get to Honfleur from Le Havre so I'd thought I'd provide some info.

There was a free shuttle bus that took you from Le Havre Ferry Terminal to Le Havre Bus/Train terminal (Gare Routiere). It says there is a cost for the bus but the driver didn't take our money.

There are no buses that run to Honfleur on Sundays so a taxi is probably the only way.

Monday to Sat, departs Le Havre Gare routiere at following times
Bus 39: 0710, 1355, 1730 (1045, 1850 extra services b/w 14 July and 15 Aug).

Bus 20: 0900, 1820, 2000 (1433 extra service b/w 14 July and 15 Aug).

Bus 50: 1218, (extra services 1522 and 1802 b/w 14 July and 15 Aug).

Time to Honfleur Gare routiere (town centre) is about 24 mins.
TIckets cost 4.25 euro per journey, 13.60 euro for 4 people.

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israel
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 helpful votes
“most helpful staff in a beautyful settings”
Reviewed 26 July 2009

We tried to book into that hotel which unfortunately was fully booked.
However the lady in reception went out of her way made some calls to the hotel in the neigbourhood and found a nice hotel for us few kilometers away. we think this is the kindest way to help tourists on their way.

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Troy, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
469 reviews
187 helpful votes
“Lively and beautiful little town”
Reviewed 1 June 2009

This town has a lovely harbor. There were lots of people there on the Saturday night we visited in late May. There are boat tours that you can take out into the harbor through the locks to see the bridge. Past the church you can take a rather steep uphill walk to get a beautiful view of the harbor all laid out below you. Once you get to the top you can walk a way further down the road to see a lovely old church.

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South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
“Lundy is Luvly!”
Reviewed 17 May 2009

We arrived for the day in Lundy by sea .. the mystery of the island was further enhanced by the delicate vail of mist that hung over its steep cliffs and cranies. By mid-morning, the sun broke through the clouds to produce a gorgeous day. We took a leisurly stroll up the to the top of the island .. mind you, have the right walking shoes on, gets a bit steep at parts and the terrain can be slippery when wet. The views on your way up get more and more break-taking (literally) as you slowy get to the top. About three quarters of the way you are greeted by a wonderful goergian style home, clearly well looked after and loved, with a smattering of delapitated outerbuildings around. The last heave-o to the the very top is welcome as you know you are nearly there ..

Lambs frolicking about in the green green grass, horses behaving within the confines of there pens, and old stone buildings from way back when are a relieving sight to behold - you have made it! In the "village" is a stunning pub (serving real pubby food and drink - the hot chocolate is divine!), to be found is also an array of accomodation options and a shop of such selling local fair and goodies to take home with you.

We walked the many trails along the island, bemused by the many ruins and points of interest along our way. The stone church on the island is a little way from the main grouping of buildings, offering even more unihibeted "silence" and a refuge from the rest of the island bustle. Further on down is the old castle, which looks converted into accomodation.

The views alone make this visit to the island well worth it, add in the silence of being, the soul-wrenching beauty of the natural surrounds and of course the warm hospitality of the locals .. and you have got yourself a truly original destination to visit!

I will be back!

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