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What to Do in Honfleur: Our Concierge's Suggestions for April 2024 in Normandy

Honfleur, the cradle of Impressionism: a must-celebrate event in Honfleur

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Impressionism, La Ferme Saint Siméon, a jewel of luxury hospitality in Honfleur, invites you to an unforgettable cultural and artistic journey. Nestled in the idyllic setting of this historic town, our five-star Relais & Châteaux establishment is the perfect starting point for exploring the cradle of Impressionism. Xavier Parent, our expert concierge, has selected for you exclusive activities that will make your stay as enriching as it is exceptional.

Discovering Honfleur with Laurent Leroy

Begin your adventure with a personalized guided tour of Honfleur in the company of Laurent Leroy, a descendant of one of the town's oldest fishing families and a painter. This experience will immerse you in the history and secrets of Honfleur, offering you a unique perspective on this iconic place. Let yourself be seduced by Laurent's stories, which will reveal the places that inspired the great masters of Impressionism. The visit would not be complete without a painting class in the gardens of La Ferme Saint Siméon, where you can express your creativity under Laurent's guidance. It's a rare opportunity to see the world through the eyes of a painter, in a place that has witnessed the birth of some of the most famous works in art history.

The Eugène Boudin Museum in Honfleur: a nearby treasure

Just a few steps from our House is the Eugène Boudin Museum, dedicated to one of the precursors of Impressionism. This museum houses a remarkable collection of works by Boudin and other artists who played a crucial role in the development of this artistic movement. A visit is a must for anyone wishing to understand the influence of Honfleur on Impressionist art.

The Lieutenance: learn more about the cultural and artistic history of Honfleur

Do not miss visiting the Lieutenance, the last remnant of the town's fortifications and an emblematic historical monument of Honfleur. This building, which has spanned the centuries, offers a fascinating insight into the architectural and artistic history of the region. Its majestic presence at the edge of the Old Basin makes it a choice subject for art and history enthusiasts.

A tailor-made stay in Honfleur with La Ferme Saint Siméon

These activities are just a taste of what Honfleur has to offer. Our concierge, Xavier Parent, is at your disposal to enrich your experience with other cultural, gastronomic, or relaxation discoveries. Whether you are looking for an artistic adventure, a romantic getaway, or unusual and unique activities, we can tailor our offer to your desires. At La Ferme Saint Siméon, we are committed to making your stay a memorable experience, immersing you in the essence of Impressionism and introducing you to the exceptional heritage of Honfleur. For more information or to customize your stay, do not hesitate to contact Xavier Parent. Come celebrate with us the 150 years of a movement that changed the face of global art, in the enchanting setting of La Ferme Saint Siméon.

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