The closest airport to Honfleur is Deauville St. Gaiten, to the south. It is also accessible by ferry from Le Havre, which is directly linked to Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. There are direct buses to a number of towns and cities in the area and there are direct trains to and from Paris to Honfleur.
Normandy is famous for its rich foods, deriving from the agricultural area in the region. A touristy town, Honfleur offers a variety of places to eat, with numerous special dishes on offer. Owing to the number of orchards, livestock farms and fishermen in the area, Honfleur is particularly renowned for its apples, dairy products, meat and seafood.
There are a number of festival events throughout the year in Honfleur. Most notably, October brings the Fete de la Crevette to the port town, a shrimp festival dedicated to the sea, fishing boats and their crews. There is also a memorable and large garden festival – Passionnement Jardin – held in April, which is popular with both locals and tourists.
Despite having a population of little over 8,000 people, making it around 276 times smaller than the French capital in terms of the number of people, Honfleur is France’s third most popular place to visit. Its three million annual visitors mean that, in a calendar year, there are 375 visitors for every one inhabitant of the popular port town.
Honfleur tourist office [http://en.ot-honfleur.fr/]
Normandy tourist office [http://www.normandie-tourisme.fr]
Le Havre ferries [www.directferries.co.uk]
Deauville St. Gaiten airport [http://www.deauville.aeroport.fr/]