Greniers à Sel

Honfleur
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Formerly the town's salt warehouses, these buildings used to store 10,000 tonnes of salt for the fishermen bringing back their catch. Built from chalky limestone with wooden frames made by shipbuilders designed to evoke a ship's hull, they date from the 17th century and are very beautiful inside. Today, they play host to various cultural events such as concerts, shows, exhibitions and conferences with the wonderful unique acoustics created by the shape of the roof.

Nearby attractions

Honfleur's maritime museum is housed inside the deconsecrated Eglise St Etienne, a beautiful 14th century church which is the oldest in the town.

The musician and composer Erik Satie was born in this house in 1866 and went on to become a world-renowned creative who also wrote and painted, counting the likes of Picasso and Debussy amongst his friends and collaborators....

A favourite place of the Impressionists, this farmhouse has since been restored to become a hotel with a Michelin star restaurant and spa. The farmhouse was a source of inspiration to painters including Monet and Boudin who...

Wander through the gorgeous park of La Jardins Personnalités and discover the busts of famous townspeople and those who have a connection to Honfleur including Monet, Satie, Boudin and the poet Baudelaire.

Places to visit nearby

Honfleur is a charming seaside town immediately recognisable by its tall narrow buildings - which look as though they've been squeezed into the streets!

After serious devastation during the WW2 bombings, Le Havre has risen phoenix-like from the ashes to become a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site for its post-war architecture.

Trouville in Normandy is both a charming seaside resort and a picturesque fishing village all in one!