Best Western Le Cheval Blanc
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western Le Cheval Blanc Honfleur
Wonderful location near everything, restaurants, shops and very friendly staff. Great recommendations on restaurants for the staff.
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... to carry them! THE MEAL: spicy chorizo, aged mimolette, pickled herring with Sichuan peppercorns, chocolate left over from a picnic yesterday in Giverny. THE WINE: a 2011 "Arpents du Soleil" Auxirolles (Calvados) and a 2012 Domane d'Aupilhac "Les Serviéres" Old Vine Cinsault (IGP Pays de l'Hérault), named after the wild lynx now extinct in the area. THE BED: L'augeval (€61), 42 guestrooms, a converted house in the coastal town of ...
... Also a highlight in front of the memorial is a huge plaster sculpture of the kiss - famous picture - solider kissing woman on the day the war ended.
This year is the 70th anniversary of the landing of D-Day. Our tour guide took us through the timeline of how we got to war and what happened during WWII, from a French perspective. What I found most interesting was that they were more terrified of communism then of Hitler. They thought ...
... but after lunch we had a bit of a flutter at Trouville’s casino, where we managed to win half of our lunch spend back! It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining for the weekend jazz festival. We watched a great little jazz band playing a few classics (including an encore of the theme from Monsters Inc) nearby the fish market, and took a walk along the beach promenade where everybody was out for a walk, flying a kite, or playing petanque.
... and harrowing at the same time. Interestingly when buying our tickets the receptionist asked if we would sign a petition in favour of keeping the 'kissing sailor and nurse' statue at the entrance. Apparently they were under pressure from a feminist group who claimed that it was demeaning to women and should be removed. We signed. Heading for the early ferry from Caen to Portsmouth tomorrow and really looking forward to seeing the family again soon. First stop Exeter! ...
We visited Honfleur a couple of years back and it is just as magical now as it was then.
We're staying a couple of days, relaxing and exploring the wonderful streets.
There's very few visitors in the inner basin - we're pretty much moored up in the same spot as last time.
We're hoping to head off in a few days heading west, but the wind is proving to be on the nose (as usual). We're thinking of taking the boat to Caen via the lock and canal.