On our last day in Normandy, we persuaded our guide to let us spend a good part of the morning in Honfleur as our short visit the day before just didn’t do justice to a place of such beauty. We were blessed with a clear, sunny morning with just a slight breeze. Honfleur is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from le Havre and is known for its beautiful old port. Lined with houses with slate fronts, the waterfront provided inspiration for many painters including Claude Monet, Eugene Boudin, and Gustave Courbet. It is a wonderful place to sit with a beverage and just get lost in the environment. Though the town is small, I would happily return for two or three days just to wander through the shops and spend time on the waterfront.