Tuesday, 10 January 2017

HORNFLEUR, FRANCE

Honfleur is a commune in the Calvados department in northwestern France. It is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from le Havre and very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie. Its inhabitants are called Honfleurais. It is especially known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterised by its houses with slate-covered frontages.

Hornfleur was painted many times by artists, including in particular Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind, forming the école de Honfleur (Honfleur school) which contributed to the appearance of the Impressionist movement. The Sainte-Catherine church, which has a bell tower separate from the principal building, is the largest church made out of wood in France.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.


7 comments:

  1. Is a beautiful colorful town.
    Great photo!

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  2. Looks like a puzzle or a post card
    Would love to visit this place
    Have a great week
    Laura

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  3. Lovely photo! Beautiful colours of facades

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  4. Oh so lovely and colorful ~ creative photo ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

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  5. this is beautiful Nick. It would make a great jigsaw puzzle.

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  6. Great shot! I only recently learned about Hornfleur and now I want to visit. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. A pretty town beautifully captured. Love the reflections.

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