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The wealth of the Honfleur noble family used their fortune to build their skyscrapers, close together, especially around the Vieux basin, the harbour's core, where a front line house with a view of the ship was a special honour. Instead of merchant or fishermen' s craft held in bigger out of town moorings, the Vieux Basin now draws the yacht.
Each of the neighbourhoods on the various sides of the Vieux basin has its own unique personality. To the east, around the St Etienne churches, is full of interesting monuments. To the west, there is the magnificent woodwork of Ste-Catherine, in a quarter that houses the city's most important art-museum.
The south part of Central Honfleur is more discrete, but also interesting for its architectural style, which includes the St Leonard Parish and the renovated wells.
Hongfleur is a municipality in the Calvados département in northwest France. Situated on the south shore of the mouth of the Seine, opposite Le Havre and very near the end of the Pont de Normandie. The people of Honfleurais are known as the Honfleurais. Well-known for its old, pretty, scenic harbour, characterised by its buildings with slated facades, often designed by Gustave Courbet, Eugène Boudin, Claude Monet and Johan Jongkind, who formed the Honfleur Ecole (Honfleur School), which helped to create the impressionistic scene.
Sainte-Catherine is the biggest wooden cathedral in France, with its belfry separated from the main one. Honfleur's first mention is of Richard III, Duke of Normandy, in 1027. In the mid12th centuary, the town was an important trading centre for goods from Rouen to England.
Situated at the mouth of one of France's most important French watercourses with a relatively wealthy inland, Honfleur has benefited from its location since the beginning of the Hundred Years' War. However Honfleur was taken and taken by the English from 1357 and from 1419 to 1450.
Honfleur flourished after 1608 in commerce with Canada, the West Indies, the shores of Africa and the Azores. Honfleur was destroyed by the War of the France and First Empire, in particular by the Continent blockades. In the nineteenth centuary it only partly rested through the timber industry in the North.
Hongfleur was jointly freed by the United Kingdom Armed Forces - 19. train of the Devon's 12, 6. air landing brigade, the Belgium Brigade (Piron Brigade) on 25 August 1944 and the Canada Unarmed Forces. Listed as Hunefleth 1025; Hunefloth about 1062; Honneflo 1198;Honflue 1246; Honnefleu, until the eighteenth century.
5 ] But after the many old references of Barfleur (-flueth 1066 - 77, -floth 1081 - 87, -fluet 12. cent., -flet 1200) it is rather the OE fl?ot'run of water',, which can be found in the British place name in -fleet, as Adingfleet, Marfleet, Ousefleet, very often in combination with a males name.
Hon- seems to come from an Anglo-Saxon first name Huna or the Nordic Húni, a variation of Húnn, which can also be found at Honfleur in Honnaville, the Honneville homonymous in Saint-Georges-du-Mesnil. In Norman topony, such a relationship between two narrow placeholders can be found on a regular basis. They' re definitely pretty close:
Hongfleur is situated in the Norman department of Calvados, on the south shore of the Seine, opposite Le Havre and very near the Pont de Normandie entrance. Honeyfleur is the headquarters of a county with the municipalities of Ablon, Barneville-la-Bertran, Cricqueb?uf, Équemauville, Fourneville, Genneville, Gonneville-sur-Honfleur, Honfleur, Pennedepie, Quetteville, La Rivière-Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Gatien-des-Bois and Le Theil-en-Auge.
The 13 municipalities also constitute the inter-community of the Pays de Honfleur. Honfleur and the municipality of Vasouy fused in 1973 (143 residents in 1999). It is consecrated to St. Catherine of Alexandria, as a wood carving above the veranda of the belfry that divides the two aisles.
Its first aisle is the oldest part of the second half of the fifteenth cent. Then, the belfry was erected at some distances so that the members of the parish would not be burned in case of fire. In fact, due to its altitude and its location on the side of a mound, the belfry caused a flash of sparks.
A second aisle was added in the sixteenth and sixteenth centuries, the arches of which looked like the wood arches of humble Gothic cathedrals. Shipyards' renowned shipyards' axemen built this beautiful edifice without sawing, just like their Norman forefathers ( "Bayeux Gobelin" in action) and like the Vikings before them.
Its coves, which were renovated in the nineteenth centuary, are of rather average construction and the top is higher than that of the older parts. A neonorman veranda was erected at the beginning of the twentieth c. modelled on the Normandy country church and substituted a neoclassical gate from the last c. th. period (which can be seen in some paintings by Jongkind or Boudin.
Paintings on the window of the eastern chancel date from the nineteenth c... It' the oldest in town. The town of Honfleur lies on the boundary of these two limestone deposits. Its belfry is clad in mahogany.
Saint-Léonard church, with a striking Gothic facade; the remainder of the house was reconstructed in the seventeenth and eighteenth century, which accounts for the extraordinary shape of the belfry, which is a kind of cupola. It was built in the seventeenth centuary after the inhabitants obtained Colbert's approval.
They were built with large boulders of lime stone and wood vaults, built by navy cabinetmakers and attached to the hull of ships of the seventeenth cent. She is a member of La Chaaloupe d'Honfleur (Honfleur Sloop).
Leap into the future ^ René Lepelley, Dictionnaire Uétymologique des Names de Commune de Normandie, Presse Universitaire de Caen / Editions Charles Corlet 1993, S. 58. Leap into the sky ^ Albert Dauzat und Charles Rostaing, Dictionnaire etymologiques des noms de lieux en France, editions Larousse 1968, S. 354. High ^ Dominique Fournier, Dictionnaire des noms de ruess et naoms de lieux de Honfleur, editions de la Lieutenance, Honfleur 2006, S. 124 - 125.
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