10 Interesting Honfleur Facts
Facts About Honfleur:
- The first written record of Honfleur is a reference by Richard III, Duke of Normandy, in 1027.
- Honfleur is twinned with: Burlington, United States; Plyos, Russia; Sandwich, England, United Kingdom; Visé, Belgium & Wörth am Main, Germany.
- Honfleur is in partnership with: Honfleur, Quebec, Canada & Onomichi, Japan.
- Honfleur is situated in the region of Basse-Normandie in the Calvados department in the northwest of France.
- Honfleur is home to the largest wooden church in France, The Sainte-Catherine church.
- Honfleur inhabitants are known as the Honfleurais.
- In 1608, an expedition left Honfleur to colonise Canada organised by Samuel de Champlain led to the founding of the Canadian city Quebec.
- The population of Honfleur is 7,425, as of 2017.
- The town dates from the 11th century and changed hands many times in the Hundred Years’ War (1337–1453) between England and France.
- In 1973, Honfleur merged with the commune of Vasouy.
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