Half-timbered houses, rural landscapes, the banks of the Seine and the beaches of the Côte Fleurie… Straddling the departments of Eure and Calvados, the Honfleur-Beuzeville community of municipalities is a real postcard image of Normandy. But far from being a static image, the region also benefits from a strong economic climate, boosted by its location at the crossroads of major regional hubs.

On the banks of the Seine

  • 23 municipalities, 27.500 inhabitants
  • 25 km from Le Havre, 60 km from Caen, 95 km from Rouen
  • 2.5 hours from Paris by car
  • 200 community associations
  • €3,696/m2 on average (source : DVF/PAP Nov. 2023)

Top 5 reasons to move to Honfleur-Beuzeville

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Fabien Mahaut / Calvados Attractivite

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It’s just across the water

Situated on the Seine estuary, the Honfleur-Beuzeville community of municipalities is linked to Le Havre by the A29 motorway and the Pont de Normandie. The A13 motorway provides quick access to Caen and Rouen.

Honfleur bords de seine
Fabien Mahaut / Calvados Attractivite

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You’ll be impressed

Beaches and woodland, the banks of the Seine, thatched roofs and dappled light: get a taste of the atmosphere that inspired the greatest Impressionist painters… 

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Fabien Mahaut / Calvados Attractivite

03

New professional opportunities

Thanks to its advantageous geographical location and its sectors of excellence (tourism, logistics, timber), the area boasts a diverse and vibrant economy. All the more reason to find your next opportunity here!

Honfleur-balade à vélo dans les rues du vieux centre
David Darrault / Calvados Attractivite

04

You can get out and about

You’ll be hard-pressed to choose between water sports, outdoor activities, sports, community or cultural activities (cultural centres, shows, events). 

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Les Droners / Calvados Attractivite

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Give in to temptation

Cider, Calvados, Pommeau, Camembert, Pont-L’Évêque… The Pays d’Auge region is famous for the number of protected designations of origin it is home to. And all of these local products can be found on the market stalls.

Welcome to Honfleur-Beuzeville!

You’re excited about the idea of moving to Honfleur-Beuzeville, but maybe you’re wondering how you’ll find your bearings and meet new friends? Don’t worry, you’ll be given a warm welcome!

Thomas Le Floc H / CRT Normandie
Honfleur, Normandy

Every year, the towns of Honfleur and Beuzeville invite their new arrivals to a reception where they can get to know the town and its elected representatives.

Keep up to date with projects and news from the Honfleur-Beuzeville community of municipalities through its newsletter and Facebook page

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What not to miss in Honfleur-Beuzeville

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The Pont de Normandie bridge

It’s impossible to tire of the sight of this giant bridge spanning the Seine, 2 km high and 60 metres above the water… 

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Honfleur town centre

The Vieux Bassin port and its quays, the church of Sainte-Catherine and its bell tower, the cobbled streets and their art galleries… These charming features have established Honfleur as an icon of Normandy.

And also…

Le jardin des personnalités
This 10-hectare park along the Seine estuary in Honfleur is the perfect place to take a stroll. Discover the busts of around twenty local personalities. 

Les musées de Honfleur
Eugène Boudin, Maisons Satie, the Marine Museum and the Ethnography Museum: Honfleur’s museums boast some truly remarkable collections, showcased through original displays. 

Grestain Abbey
Feel like a stroll or a concert? The former abbey in Fatouville-Grestain, set in magnificent wooded parkland, offers a wide range of cultural events… 

Le Marais-Vernier
This vast wetland (4,500 ha) has been designated as having international importance under the Ramsar International Convention, thanks to its flora and fauna. There are a number of hiking trails to explore the area, so that you can appreciate all it has to offer. 

The Bois du Breuil woods
This surprising 120-hectare coastal forest in Pennedepie is a delight for walkers, who can enjoy stunning views over the Bay of Seine.

Honfleur Normandy Outlet
For shopping sprees, this outlet shopping centre boasts 85 shops offering collections at bargain prices.

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Working in Honfleur-Beuzeville: opportunities in tourism, construction and logistics

Are you looking for a professional opportunity that will allow you to move to Honfleur-Beuzeville? The area boasts 2,500 businesses, over 10,000 jobs and a low unemployment rate!

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Tourism remains one of the key sectors of this thriving economy (over 5 million tourists a year), with many jobs to be filled in the hotel, catering and retail sectors.

Honfleur is France’s leading port for the timber trade, and the port of Le Havre is close by. As a result, logistics and construction are firmly established sectors. This is demonstrated by the presence of a number of leading companies, including ISB, the French leader in wood solutions for the home, and Riou Glass, a specialist in the manufacture of innovative glazing for the building industry. The Poulingue group based in Beuzeville is also a well-known figure in the construction industry.

Setting up a business in Honfleur-Beuzeville

With the port of Le Havre less than 25 minutes away and the A13 and A29 motorways providing convenient links to the major cities of Normandy and to Paris, the Honfleur-Beuzeville area has a lot of advantages for companies looking to set up in the area.

Entrepreneurs wishing to set up or take over a business can benefit from free, personalised support.
Visit the community of municipalities’ Guichet Entreprises.

Learning and studying in Honfleur-Beuzeville

Families who are looking to move to Honfleur-Beuzeville can be confident in their choice! The area has a full range of educational services, with a number of pre-schools and primary schools spread across the region, as well as 3 middle schools and 1 high school (Albert Sorel, in Honfleur).

The town’s proximity with Le Havre means that there are also plenty of higher education options nearby.

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What’s on in Honfleur-Beuzeville

  • The Sailors’ Fair
    Spring
    Mass, blessing of the boats, procession and traditional music: for 150 years, Honfleur has paid tribute to its sailors with a major celebration at Pentecost (7 weeks after Easter). Put on your best sailor stripes!
  • Paroles Paroles Festival
    Spring
    This community spoken word festival offers three days of performances (theatre, poetry, music, dance, storytelling) in Honfleur and Équemauville.
  • Les Bords de Seine en Folie
    May
    In Berville-sur-Mer, on the Seine cycle route, celebrate all things cycling with bike rides, entertainment, music and freebies.
  • Les filmeurs
    Summer
    Bringing cinema out of the dark rooms and blinking into the sunlight! Away from the usual places, this festival offers open-air screenings of independent films and debates with film professionals. 
  • Estuaire d’en rire
    September
    A week of comedy with a mix of headline acts and up-and-coming talent.
  • The prawn fair
    October
    Who will win the competition for the best prawn costume, or be able to peel the most prawns in the shortest time? Entertainment, concerts and food tastings are all on the menu for this fun-filled, eccentric celebration of Honfleur’s most famous seafood. 
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Useful information in Honfleur-Beuzeville


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