When a Honfleurais meets another Honfleurais, and he wants to tell him a "tite histouere de son kin", or a little story about his dog, this is what happens :
En descendant sous l'bachin j'ai r'trouvé mon kin étale par terre à la quart d'la rue du dauphin => down on the docks of the old basin I found my dog lying on the floor on the corner of Rue du Dauphin. Il l'tait tellement maqué par les pouêts, qui fallait l'sortir avec une bérouette => He was so eaten up by lice we had to remove him with a wheelbarrow. J'avais bien essayé d'le balancer à l'iau, pour qu'y soit trempé nié et qu'les pouets calanchent, mais y'avait tellement mouc' qu'jarrivais pas à l'crocher => I tried to put him in water so the lice would die but there were sp many flies I could not catch him. Vu la position du cabot j'm'ai douté qu'il avait dû se prendre une mandale dans la gueule: Il avait peut ét' ben tiré du pésson => Because of the dog's posture, I suspected that he had take a hit in the mouth: He had perhaps stolen some fish. "
You do not understand? Welcome to Honfleur!
Sung by Jacques Brel ("VESOUL"), filmed on numerous occasions (for example, "The Fourth Power" released in 1985 with the actors Philippe Noiret and Nicole Garcia), painted by some of the greatest, Honfleur, 30 kms from Camping Le Brévedent, is a mandatory stop for anyone wanting to understand the historical importance of the Seine. Or understand what has been able to attract many renowned painters. Located in the extreme north-east of the Pays d'Auge, on the left bank of the Seine, right in front of Le Havre (town rival!). Its historical and artistic wealth unfolds with every stride. Come rain, snow or under a bright sun, the old port has inspired generations of painters. It is also common to encounter many of them. It's tall houses with slate on Sainte-Catherine quay, its three churches and the Notre Dame de Grace chapel on the heights, it's lieutenancy, its salt warehouse, pedestrian or semi pedestrian streets, its perfectly preserved districts, museums, art galleries, etc. Everything is an invitation to walk and daydream. No casino in Honfleur! And no one wants one !
A thousand years of history and a painting school !
Since Gallo-Roman times, a human settlement is known to have existed at the mouth of the Seine. From the ninth century onwards, the port develops after Scandinavian and Norman invasions.