This picturesque Norman port features in dozens of Impressionist paintings. Following the example of local painter Eugène Boudin, artists poured in from Paris to paint Honfluer's ever-changing light, often against the backdrop of the great wood and slate houses that surround the ancient harbor.
Arrive at the harbor before high tide, and you can watch the daily return of its fleet of 40 or so fishing boats, a memory of a time when Honfleur's ships skirted Newfoundland in search of cod, and its explorers sailed the shores of America seeking the elusive passage to the west.
The train from Paris is a relatively short ride. Daisy is always welcomed to ride comfortably on SNCF trains. We found a great little apartment in the port town of Honfluer that welcomed Daisy with no additional fees. It was warm and inviting on this cold wintery weekend. Honfluer is a small walkable port town and most places we found were open to having Daisy tag along with us for our time in this artist town.