150 exhibitions in Normandy

The Normandy Impressionist Festival, for its 5th edition, celebrates 150 years of the Impressionist movement with 150 exhibitions throughout Normandy until September 22, 2024. Look what Honfleur has concocted for you…

Considered one of the cradles of the Impressionist movement, the medieval city of Honfleur is a must-see in Normandy. Named “the city of painters”, the Normandy port has this unrivaled charm which inspired, inspires and will continue to inspire many artists.
The 150 years of Impressionism are therefore an opportunity to highlight this charm and these assets through exhibitions, events or conferences.
Artists and enthusiasts, here is our selection so you don't miss anything!

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The luxury hotel La Ferme Saint-Siméon opens its doors to the public

The exhibition “In the footsteps of the Impressionists”

La Saint Siméon Farm opens its doors free to the public! An emblematic place and historical source of inspiration for the pioneers of Impressionism, the luxury hotel announces the opening of an extraordinary exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of this revolutionary artistic movement. This free celebration invites visitors on a journey through time and art.


Painting workshop at Ferme Saint Siméon, luxury hotel in Honfleur

Nest of inspiration for legendary artists such as Monet, Boudin, and Jongkind, Ferme Saint Siméon is proud to reconnect with its artistic past by hosting a collection of paintings painted on the estate. These works, capturing the essence of light and landscapes that fascinated the great masters, will be exhibited in the gardens and public spaces of the Farm, allowing visitors to enjoy an immersive experience in the birthplace of Impressionism.


The exhibition is free and accessible to all. Visitors are invited to discover the exhibition at their own pace, letting themselves be guided by the beauty of the works and the timeless charm of the Ferme Saint Siméon.
For more information about the exhibition and the special menu, please visit our website or contact us directly.

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The Hotel Le Cheval Blanc, model of the Impressionists, in the heart of Honfleur

The Hotel Le Cheval Blanc definitely seems to be the ideal accommodation for an immersion in the birthplace of the Impressionists. If you are looking for a hotel rich in history and with your feet in the water, Le Cheval Blanc is perfect for you!

Hôtel Le Cheval Blanc
From the Cheval Blanc Honfleur hotel

Built in a former coaching inn dating from the 15th century and located in the historic heart of the city, this hotel was part of the model landscape of several renowned impressionist painters.
Indeed, on the paintings « Honfleur, La Jetée »  by Eugène Boudin and « Boats in the port of Honfleur » by Claude Monet, we see this bright white building, recognizable among all: the Hôtel Le Cheval Blanc.

the port of honfleur - monet
Painting Honfleur, the pier - boudin
Hotel Le Cheval Blanc Honfleur
Room 332 Claude Monet's Room_Hotel Le Cheval Blanc_Honfleur

This establishment is even full of a few secrets… Notably room 332. The latter hosted Claude Monet during his stays in Honfleur. The incredible view of the port greatly inspired him for his paintings of the port of Honfleur.

and at the restaurant…

Special menu in tribute to Mother Toutain

Saint Simeon Collection


Norman charm par excellence at La Boucane restaurant in Honfleur

In addition to the exhibition, The smoke, the restaurant at Ferme Saint Siméon, will offer a special menu in homage to Mother Toutain, an emblematic figure in the reception of impressionist artists.

Available Monday to Friday noon

until September 22. This menu will offer a unique dining experience reflecting the culinary heritage of the region.

See the menu of Mère Toutain
Firm. Opens at 19:00 p.m.
20 Rue Adolphe Marais
14600 Honfleur
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Booklet to download

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Booklet “Honfleur, in the footsteps of the painters”
Immerse yourself in Honfleur, the birthplace of Impressionism and discover the emblematic places of the medieval city which inspired the great paintings of the Impressionist movement.

Throughout Normandy

The Normandy Impressionist Festival

Normandy Tourism

Come celebrate the anniversary of this major pictorial movement in the two regions where it was born and grew: Normandy and Ile-de-France. The common thread of this 5th edition? The innovative spirit that springs from this artistic movement that revolutionized the art world. The idea will once again be to bring together essential impressionist works and contemporary works. Thus, the festival will give pride of place to young creation of national and international renown.


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