Loïc Lagarde
Normandy Bridge_Mont Joli

2h – 2,5km

Viewpoints, heritage and change of scenery…

This walk will offer you a magnificent view of the Seine estuary, Honfleur and the Normandy Bridge.
You will discover the Notre-Dame de Grace chapel, dating from the 12th century, a true place of pilgrimage for Honfleur sailors. Follow the steps, starting from old pond !

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The Old Basin

The Old Basin

The whole formed by the Old Bassin, picturesque houses from Quai Sainte-Catherine, the Lieutenancy and l'Saint-Etienne church is certainly what strikes you the most when you visit Honfleur for the first time.

On one side of the Vieux Bassin, on the Quai Sainte-Catherine, a whole series of tall houses forms an original backdrop. These houses, close together, of different sizes, have the particularity of having their upper floors overlooking the rue du Dauphin and the rue des Logettes at the rear, so that they almost all have two different owners. .

St. Catherine's Church

Dating from the second half of the XNUMXth century, theSainte-Catherine church was built by the inhabitants of the city after the departure of the English, during the Hundred Years' War. Having few resources, they used, as raw materials, wood from the Touques forest and their knowledge of shipbuilding.

Classified as a “Historic Monument” in 1879, it has attracted the attention of many archaeologists and historians: it is the largest church in France built of wood with a separate bell tower.

Sainte-Catherine Church is open every day from 9 a.m. to 19 p.m.

In July-August from 9 a.m. to 20:30 p.m.

Mont-Joli

Mont-Joli dominates the city and offers a very beautiful panorama on Seine valley and Normandy Bridge which connects Honfleur to Le Havre. You can admire the pretty roofs of the Honfleur houses. Since the Notre-Dame de Grace chapel to Mont Joli, you take a small path: look on your right, the stand of the Mont Joli stadium has retained its retro style from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. A detail not to be missed 😉

Our best advice: come there at sunset ! In the last hours of the day, the sun sets on the beach to the west, its light reflects on the roofs of Honfleur, no noise on the horizon, you will be alone in the world. Change of scenery guaranteed!

Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Chapel

In Équemauville, top of the hill overlooking Honfleur, you will find the chapel of marine, one of the oldest sanctuaries in Normandy, since the first chapel was built in the 11th century. The current building, which dates from the 17th century, is dear to the hearts of Honfleur residents since Notre-Dame de Grâce is quite simply the protector of the city. The interior is covered with ex-votos and models. The chapel is also a place of pilgrimage for centuries, particularly in Pentecost.

The Notre-Dame de Grace chapel is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.

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