Honfleur, just a stone’s throw from Place-Sainte-Catherine,
two well-concealed houses
Honfleur, CALVADOS lower-normandy 14600 FR


Honfleur, with its fishing and commercial port as well as its marina, is 200 km or 2 hours away from Paris. 10 minutes away, the Pont-de-Normandie bridge sets its sights on the Albâtre coast and the Caux region. To the west, the A13 motorway links the emblematic D-Day Landing sites and the Cotentin peninsula. Deauville is just a stone’s throw away and Le-Havre, with all the infrastructures of a large town, is but 30 minutes away.


Near to Sainte-Catherine church which is a historic monument and the biggest church in France constructed of wood with a separate bell-tower. Along a paved street, bordered with shingle or slate-roofed houses, the front door to the main house blends in with all the others. On the ground floor opposite the front entrance, a glazed door leads to a little paved courtyard, providing a link to a guest house. Both houses and their courtyard are bordered by an alleyway to the great delight of their three owners.

The main house

This main house spans four levels. The light-coloured, wooden stairway unit links the floors whilst letting light and air through. Wood is omnipresent. Floors are covered with walnut wood parquet flooring, beams and joists are exposed and walls are painted warm colours.

Ground floor
The front door opens into a hall, the height of which includes the first floor. The walls are lined with bookshelves and cupboards. A little corridor, housing the stairway, leads to a kitchen, laid out as a living room. A hall area opens into a room, completely covered with Emaux-de-Briare tiles. It is fitted with a shower and illuminated via a vertical window, overlooking an area filled with plants. A pivoting door in the hall area makes it possible to close off the shower room and provide access to a toilet with a wash-hand basin.
A door in the kitchen opens into the inner paved courtyard.

First floor
The main room is laid out as a lounge. A walnut wood bookshelf unit lines one wall. It is illuminated via a window.
Second floor
Two bedrooms are separated by the stairway and, opposite, a wash-hand basin and a toilet. One bedroom, looking out over the street with a view of the side of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and the town rooftops, is illuminated via two windows. The other bedroom, on the courtyard side, is illuminated via a window.
Third floor
This level is taken up by the main bedroom and a bathroom, both with sloping ceilings. The stairway unit stops at chest height. A roof dormer and a row of four small windows on the gable wall let in copious amounts of light.

The guest house

This guest house is separated from the main house by a little inner courtyard. The lower sections of the surrounding walls are composed of brick or quarry stone blocks. Higher up, the walls are covered with slate. This inner courtyard is bordered by a private alleyway, linking two streets and leading to Place-Sainte-Catherine. The gable of the guest house in this alleyway still has its original wooden shopfront. Just as in the main house, wood is omnipresent with exposed ceiling beams and joists, concealed shelves and cupboards, the original stairway as well as half-timbered walls.

Ground floor
A few steps go down from the little courtyard to this first level. It is used as an entrance room. A glazed door opens into the alleyway.
First floor
Two windows illuminate this area. The cupboards in this living room conceal a kitchen area.
Second floor
This room is identical to the previous one. The cupboards, lining an entire wall, house a hearth and conceal shelves as well as storage areas. A landing door opens into a shower room.
Third floor
This bedroom, with a sloping ceiling, is illuminated via two windows.

Our opinion

The renown of this port town does not exclude havens of peace where hustle and bustle are near and yet distant. The Sainte-Catherine district resembles a village within the town. The houses are surrounded and separated by alleyways. The verticality of these two homes enhances the narrowness of these constructions. This is where reinvention has come into play: in the main house, the stairway goes up through the floors, leaving an impression of airy lightness. The omnipresence of wood inside is reminiscent of its history. Its modern-day elegance goes beautifully with the age-old building.
Outings to explore the Seine and the hinterland from this port like no other will undoubtedly be tinged with the changing light so dear to impressionists.

Exclusive sale

580 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 968707

Land registry surface area 72 m2
Number of bedrooms 4
Main building surface area 170 m2

French Energy Performance Diagnosis

Regional representative
Caen region

Yann Campion +33 1 42 84 80 85



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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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