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At the beach
The landscape of the "flowered coast" has inspired great Impressionist painters like Claude Monet, Eugène Boudin and Raoul Dufy, thus it is not surprising Honfleur is known as the city of art. This city, with its well-preserved architectural heritage dating back to the Middle Ages (streets, churches, gardens and a unique "Old Pond"), is a vibrant city with many festivals (of Jazz, of Laughter, of the Russian Cinema, etc.) and guided tours whose themes revolve around the current holidays (Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas...).
Nearby lie Deauville and Trouville, resorts with a wide range of sporting and cultural activities (casino, aquarium, horse racing), and Le Pays d’Auge, an area of Normandy containing Lisieux and Livarot, villages in a hedged farmland rich in beautiful homes and ideal for a countryside holiday or a day of hiking.
Recreational and sightseeing opportunities in Honfleur include: parachuting, golf, Deauville St Gatien, the Maisons Satie (home to an original scenic and musical route paying tribute to the musician and composer Erik Satie who was born here in 1866), mini-golf, a naval museum, the Equatorial Naturospace Museum, little tourist train, skate-boarding track, and sea excursions.
Beaches nearby include Butin beach, located at the entrance to Honfleur (from the coastal road). Butin beach has all the facilities to provide you with a comfortable and safe day out during the summer: free parking nearby, showers, cabins, equipment rental and a playground for children. The water quality here is excellent (for swimming, category A) and is analyzed regularly by the local health services. "Seahorse" chairs are free of charge for people with mobility impairment. Vasouy beach is located in the prolongation of the coastal road, toward Trouville, and seduces those looking for a more remote site...