From the village of Honfleur an atmosphere which is definitely different emerges in Calvados. Opting for a holiday house rental in Honfleur to spend a holiday in Normandy is indeed a good idea!
First of all, the village of Honfleur has a real history and this is reflected especially in its architecture ! The village of Honfleur owes its history to its geographical position on the estuary of the Seine. Therefore, Honfleur has always been a trade center point and a prerequisite for every ship leaving from Rouen to England and vice versa. If you choose a holiday house rental in Honfleur, you might be interested in understanding why the houses are narrow and high but also quite different from those in which you have already been able to spend your holidays in Normandy. What lay down the law about the architecture of the houses of Honfleur is not really the desire to achieve something architecturally different but rather the way in which buildings and housing at the time were taxed. Actually, the tax was calculated on the basis of the area occupied by the house on the ground. In this way, the more the house had a base of small area, the lower the tax was. This is how the inhabitants of Honfleur built their houses in height, in order to benefit from the same living space by minimizing taxation. Today, this architecture which is peculiar to the city of Honfleur gives a lot of charm to this place. If you take a house rental in Honfleur, you should be seduced by the way of life imposed by its houses, unique in Calvados! If you have a preferernce for a more quiet atmosphere over a holiday house rental in Honfleur, we invite you to take a holiday house rental in Villers sur Mer, a holiday house rental in Houlgate or a holiday house rental in Dives sur Mer.