10 Interesting Honfleur Facts

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

Honfleur Facts