Honfleur. In the footsteps of Henri Vth


Friday November 23rd. We are at the Aire in Honfleur; Henry V spent some time here in 1415, (not at the Aire…… he was besieging the city) en route to Agincourt, but we were still made welcome and had a slap up meal on the quayside….moules frites, crepes, creme brûlée, crevettes…

Quayside sculpture.

The Aire is by the yacht basin. 10€ a night with electricity and water. Good dog walks.


View of the Pont de Normandie from the Aire.
We are heading to Calais today, and catch the train sous la Manche to the UK at the weekend, so this will probably be the last post of the trip, unless anything dramatic happens in the last few hundred miles.

Over and out. Thanks for looking!!

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

Posted in 2013 Spring
2 comments on “Honfleur. In the footsteps of Henri Vth
  1. jim says:

    Never mind Henry V ! Didn’t they tell you about the sinking of The White Ship in 1120, on rocks just off Honfleur harbour which resulted in the drowning of William the Aethling (heir to the throne) and all his young Norman mates who, rather than setting sail in daylight at the same time as daddy’s ship, chose to stay and get pissed in the pub. Not a good start to a night crossing, especially as it was January. All were drowned bar one resulting in the end of the Norman dynasty and heralding the arrival of the Plantagenets. Now weren’t you just dying to know that!?

  2. Mike says:

    Thanks to the Infamous Five for sharing your adventure with us. Where next?
    xx

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