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- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Swimming pool
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel l'Ecrin Honfleur
Period hotel, good location
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... our bus came to pick us up, so we decided to find a restaurant to have an late lunch/early dinner. We passed at least a dozen seafood restaurants on the way in to town, so we figured we would go to one of them. As it turns out (I guess I should have done some more research) all the restaurants close early in the afternoon. I don't know if they open up later for dinner, but there wasn't a restaurant to be found at 3:00 ...
... a Viking name. Indeed, the origin of the name Honfleur comes from its Scandinavian landowner "Honna" followed by "flow" which in that Nordic language meant "cove or small estuary". The word eventually became "fjord" in Scandinavian, while in French it evolved into "fleur", which can be found in the name of many small Norman towns. As early as the 11th century, Honfleur was one of the most important towns in the dukedom of Normandy.
... and rolling continued into the night until we were well into the Bristol Channel All in all it was an ok cruise, disappointing that we missed Mull and Lewis, the ship was dated and on the whole the passengers were older and more reserved than us. The staff were delightful, the itinerary was interesting and on the few days when it was possible to sit outside it was much more enjoyable, but we won't be in a hurry to return to Cruise and Maritime ...
... from the coast, this area is right by the Route du Cidre - lovely scenery driving through orchards, farmhouses, green pastures filled with cows, and picturesque villages. We had a bit of rain (not at all unusual for Normandy) so we stopped for a long lunch in Beuvron-en-Auge where I inadvertently ordered some kind of salad with slimy pigs trotters and other bits I don’t want to think about! I managed to eat about half of it. There are a tonne of places ...
I had some feedback from a friend about using the smaller, non tolled roads in Europe. I agree that they are great, but take a little longer and can be a bit squeezy. Today we saw the result of someone who must have been doing well over the 70 kmph. ...