Honfleur and Etretat, France

During my third stay in Normandy at the end of April, I found out that my friend Mary was available to hangout the Wednesday, so we decided to picnic/road-trip to Honfleur and Etretat, both cities I visited four years ago as a student and have been dying to see again.

Honfleur is a beautiful, picturesque port city; The houses aligning either sides are absolutely stunning. The port has been painted many times over by artists including Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind. Honfleur definitely played part into the Impressionist movement. The Sainte-Catherine church, also in Honfleur, is the largest church made out of wood in France. Trades between Rouen and England mostly happened here. Mary and I had a picnic and stroll!

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Etretat is a touristic city on the English Channel (La Manche) and is especially known for its white cliffs (les falaises), including three natural arches and a pointed “needle”. These cliffs were painted by various artists including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet. Mary and I enjoyed hiking and a bit of rainfall, but that’s Normandy for you!

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Do you see me in the last photo?
Have you ever been to Honfleur or Etretat?

Bisous,

Dana

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