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Honfleur at the end of the 19th century, in photochrom

Taken between between 1890 and 1900, these photochrom images of Honfleur are at once familiar yet remote. We recognise buildings but can only envy the photographer who saw a steam ship dock by the Chenin Blanc hotel, or took a horse drawn carriage ride past la Lieutenance. Photochrom, a method of adding colour

1st Sunday of the Month brocante market in Honfleur!

If you haven't already, we recommend visiting Honfleur one the first Sunday of the month for the regular antique and brocante fair. Stalls are packed around the lovely wooden church of St Catherine and the separate rather unique bell tower. 2018 diary dates!   Sunday 7 January, 4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 6

Raoul Dufy, Honfleur and the girl in the red dress

Honfleur postcard

Three years after this card was posted in 1926, artist Raoul Dufy saw a little girl running along the Honfleur jetty in a red dress. As her dress flipped and swirled with each speedy step, Raoul had a moment of artistic clarity.  He would later recall how this patch of colour had 'stayed longer on

The mystery of disappearing grandeur in Honfleur

Update - the truth! In December 2017 we received a very interesting comment.  Just a few words with a name and short description ... which we were able to verify in a newspaper article and a paper by the Honfleur historical society... we now know quite a bit more about the

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