La Ferme St Simeon

Honfleur
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

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 came to work on their colours in the beautiful light and the poet Baudelaire who wanted to escape the city life of Paris. Today, it retains its unspoilt views of the sea and is known for its spa treatments using organic products made with milk and apples from Normandy.

 

Nearby attractions

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....

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.

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

Formerly the town's salt warehouses, these buildings used to store 10,000 tonnes of salt for the fishermen bringing back their catch. Today, they play host to various cultural events such as concerts, shows, exhibitions and...

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!