sábado, 5 de julho de 2014

Honfleur - City Walk, Harbour And Saint Catherine's Church



 
 Honfleur, fica situada no estuário do Rio Sena, tem um belo e pitoresco porto, as suas ruas estreitas e as casas têm fachadas cobertas de ardósia, algumas pintadas por artistas conhecidos, como, por exemplo, Eugène Boudin e Claude Monet. Dá a sensação que estamos a entrar num presépio de Natal.

Fizemos um passeio pelas ruas e fomos visitar a Igreja de Sainte-Catherine, que tem uma torre sineira separada do edifício principal e é a maior igreja feita de madeira na França. Junto à mesma tinha um mercado com fruta e mariscos. Acabámos a manhã por dar a volta ao porto e beber um chocolate quente, pois lá fora estava frio e caía granizo.


 Tour description in princess.com:
 Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic drive through the Norman countryside, across the Tancarville Bridge to Honfleur.
 Upon arriving, you'll embark on a guided walking tour of this picturesque fishing port. Once the base for France's 17th-century voyages of colonization, Honfleur was also the birthplace of the Impressionist and Romantic art movements.
 During your guided walk, you'll take in the Vieux Bassin, the old dock that dates back to 1681, and pass the Lieutenance, an imposing building at one end of the old dock that was the home of the King's Lieutenant.
 Also on your itinerary is St. Catherine's Church, a 15th-century church built by shipwrights. Today, it's the largest wooden church with a separate bell-tower in France. The bell-tower, also largely built of wood, dates from the end of the 15th century and is now a museum of religious art.

 The next part of the tour is on your own. You're free to explore this charming town, replete with narrow cobbled streets, art galleries, sidewalk cafés and traditional craft shops.
 Your tour concludes with a drive across the new Normandy Bridge spanning the Seine estuary as you make your way back to the pier.
 


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