terça-feira, 24 de maio de 2016

Le Havre - Honfleur by BUS

PT// Comecemos pela viagem até Honfleur, por pitorescas vilas da Normandia, tão conhecida pelo seu papel na segunda guerra mundial. Numa grande mistura de verdes com muitas vacas pelo meio (na sua maioria são importadas, sendo as locais as que usam "óculos de sol", veja porquê!). Foi um passeio de uma hora e meia muito agradável.
 O regresso foi mais curto mas passamos pela bela Ponte da Normandia (que quando foi construída foi a ponte suspensa mais longa do Mundo) que liga Honfleur a Le Havre e passa pelo belíssimo estuário do Rio Sena.

EN// Let's start with the journey to Honfleur, the quaint villages of Normandy, so well known for its role in World War II. In a great mix of greens with many cows in the middle (most of them are imported, the ones that use "sunglasses", see why!). It was a very pleasant hour and a half.
  The return was shorter but we passed by the beautiful Normandy Bridge (which when it was built was the longest suspension bridge in the world) that connects Honfleur to Le Havre and passes through the beautiful estuary of the River Seine.

 Tour description in princess.com:
 Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic drive through the Norman countryside, across the Tancarville Bridge to Honfleur.
 Upon arriving, you'll embark on a guided walking tour of this picturesque fishing port. Once the base for France's 17th-century voyages of colonization, Honfleur was also the birthplace of the Impressionist and Romantic art movements.
 During your guided walk, you'll take in the Vieux Bassin, the old dock that dates back to 1681, and pass the Lieutenance, an imposing building at one end of the old dock that was the home of the King's Lieutenant.
 Also on your itinerary is St. Catherine's Church, a 15th-century church built by shipwrights. Today, it's the largest wooden church with a separate bell-tower in France. The bell-tower, also largely built of wood, dates from the end of the 15th century and is now a museum of religious art.

 The next part of the tour is on your own. You're free to explore this charming town, replete with narrow cobbled streets, art galleries, sidewalk cafés and traditional craft shops.
 Your tour concludes with a drive across the new Normandy Bridge spanning the Seine estuary as you make your way back to the pier.