After two full days of visiting museums at the Normandy Beaches we decided to take it easy for our final two days in Honfleur.
Wednesday was cloudy, cool, windy and rainy – a perfect day to go the the beach! Well not so much the beach as to two very popular seaside towns which just happen to be adjacent to each other.
Trouville-sur-Mer appears to be the larger of the two and is loaded with cafés and shops. Across the river, Deauville has a beautiful beach but doesn’t seem to have as many cafés, or at least not that we found. We parked and took a little stroll to the beach but it was too windy and rainy to spend any time there so we went back to Trouville to find some lunch.
After lunch it was a leisurely drive back to Honfleur with a stop for groceries.
The next day was even more leisurely. We slept in, had a late breakfast and in early afternoon strolled down to the Vieux Basin area. After lunch at a little crêperie we visited the Musée d’Ethnographie. It is just behind the Musée Marine that I visited the other day. With displays of historical artifacts and apparel it offers a good glimpse into the history of Honfleur.
The rest of the day was spent relaxing in the apartment and getting packed up for our departure from Honfleur the next morning. The apartment had served us well for our stay in Honfleur. It was comfortable, had a nice view, was well equipped for cooking a few meals “at home” and was about a 5 minute walk to the Vieux Basin and the historical district that surrounded it.