Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Looking for a good restaurant in the beautiful town of Honfleur in Normandie

The other day in France, living a Travelife, we stopped by the picturesque seaside town of Honfleur for a walk around town and a coffee, an ice cream and a bit of calvados.

I've been to Honfleur more times than I can count as it is about a half hour's drive along a narrow seaside winding road from my beloved Deauville.

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And between Honfleur and Deauville is a restaurant I like very much, which is part of the Relais & Chateaux group the last time I was there.

It serves very good meals without fuss but with so much flavor in a pretty medieval estate by the sea.


Meanwhile, Honfleur is as touristy a town as you can get in these parts of France, but it is beautiful nevertheless.

I never tire of coming here, and I can't resist snapping up a couple of these sailor-inspired striped clothes.

I'm spending this year's European summer in France, with about half the time by the sea, so these striped clothes will come in handy for summer 2014.

And even just for a walk around the harbour, the drive over is worth it.


There are lots of picture-pretty restaurants right along the harbour offering tantalizing and gigantic platters of fruits de mer. This is basically an assorted seafood platter. I

I've tried to find a good place here as it seems a shame never to eat by the harbor here on a visit, but I still have to find a place I can recommend. 

Most restaurants here expect to see their clients (tourists) only once, you see, so there's little incentive to make really good food. The ones I've tried either serve too salty food or too bland ones.

Still, it's a lovely way to spend just another wonderful afternoon in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.

1 comment:

  1. Please take me along with you as a baggage carrier. I love your life. I wish I could be you!!! Or at least I wish I could be your Travel Companion. :-)