Hornfleur. Northern France.

Hornfleur. Northern France

Honfleur  in northwestern France. It is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from le Harve . Its inhabitants are called Honfleurais.

It is especially known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by artists, including in particular Gustave Courbet,  Eugène Boudine,  Claude Monett and Johan Jongkindd, forming the école de Honfleur (Honfleur school) which contributed to the appearance of the impressionist movement.

The Sainte-Catherine church, which has a bell tower separate from the principal building, is the largest church made out of wood in France.


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