Hotel La Diligence
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... wanted to eat! The only place was a brasserie (bar) which sold food. But no fresh seafood. To make matters worse, on our search for restaurants we walked by fresh seafood stands where local fishermen were selling what they had caught fresh that day. I wish we were staying closer to Normandy! Seafood that fresh would have been amazing. I don't think it would have fared well on the three hour journey back to Paris... ...
... utterly enchanting, it is hard to remember that it was built essentially for commerce. Its harbour sits in a great location, tucked away on the southern side of the Seine’s estuary. During the Hundred Years War, the French king had this strategic spot fortified, but that didn’t stop the English taking over for several decades.Through the Ancien Régime, Honfleur’s shipowners made fortunes from trade, notably with North America. Samuel ...
We had a great breakfast, a decent lunch, and a spectacular dinner. Not much else to report. Any questions?
"Not very entertaining," you say? OK, let me see if I can remember anything else about the day.
After getting a good night's sleep for a change, we rolled into our first Honfleur breakfast, and our already sadly battered low carb diets were put to death, once and for all. They gave us freshly baked croissants and baguettes, a decent ...
... and buy cider and other apple based liquors, and we stopped in at Christian Drouin, one of many distilleries that makes cider, pommeau and Calvados. Housed in a brown and white timber farmhouse with thatched roof (again, you could be in England!) and lush green orchards with apples falling onto the ground, we tasted a few of their Calvados – whoooh!!! I think I will stick to pastis! Then of course this is also one of many French regions known for ...
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.