Honfleur in Calvados Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
L'Enclos et la Lieutenance / Le Vieux Bassin
Au XVIIème siècle elle fut remainiée et devint le logement du Lieutenant du Roi dont elle tire son nom actuel.
The Enclos is the former medieval forteress of Honfleur. This central area was surrounded by walls until the end of the 17th century. The last remains of the fortification is the Lieutenance, the former Gate of Caen which used to control the entrance inside the Enclos. In the 17th century it became the house of the King's Lieutenant.
Un peu d'histoire
Au début de la guerre de 100 ans le Roi Charles V décide de transformer le port en cité militaire, en raison de sa position dans l'estuaire de la Seine.
At the beginning of the 100 years War, the King Charles V transformed the port into a military forteress because of its location inside the estuary.
The Old dock was built thanks to Colbert (King Louis the 14th's minister) in 1681 to replace the previous anchorage place which was narrower and inside the fortifications. Nowadays it's the marina. Along the Quai Sainte-Catherine, the tall houses dates from the 17th and 18th centuries. It forms a very picturesque scenery.
Pour en apprendre plus sur la prestigieuse histoire maritime de Honfleur, découvrez le Musée de la Marine dans l'Eglise Saint Etienne.
Discover the Maritime Museum located in Saint-Etienne's Church
Erected by le gentilé des habitants de Honfleur.
Location. 49° Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Honfleur, Basse-Normandie 14600, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Cité des Peintres / La Côte de Grâce (here, next to this marker); Les Greniers à Sel / Le Jardin des Personnalités (here, next to this marker); Le Faubourg Saint-Catherine / Le Faubourg Saint-Léonard (a few steps from this marker); La Sainte Bernadette (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Frédéric Sauvage (about 120 meters away); Mémoire des Soldats Alliés Tombés (about 150 meters away); Albert Sorel (about 180 meters away); Le statuaire des Moulières (about 210 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Honfleur.
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