Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)
Located in the Seine-Maritime department of Normandy, the small town of Caudebec-en-Caux can be discovered. Admire the homes and gardens that follow the river banks down and soak in the rich historical centre of the decorative town. On your way through Caudebec-en Caux, don't forget to witness the unique 15th century gothic style church of Notre-Dame. With Uniworld's Included Shore Tours, you will have the option to explore Honfleur or Étretat.
Honfleur, also known as the fishing village, begins at the former smugglers’ harbor of Vieux Bassin—the most frequently painted scene in Honfleur—which looks much as it did a century ago, though now the boats in the harbor are more likely to be pleasure craft than fishing vessels. Stroll down tiny lanes, where houses stand shoulder to shoulder in a jumble of styles: narrow 19th-century slate-roofed townhouses, 15th-century fishermen’s cottages, and tall and elegant mansions— many adorned with figures of chimeras or saints. See St. Catherine’s Church, built in the 15th century by shipwrights who gave it an oak ceiling that looks like the hull of a boat.
It would be hard to find a more spectacular location than Étretat’s clifftop course, which is ranked as one of the best in France. Originally laid out in 1908 and substantially redesigned in the 1990's, it offers a multitude of challenges: Two nine-hole loops take players right to the cliff’s edge, the wind can be a serious challenge in and of itself, and the 10th through 14th holes offer formidable tests of a golfer’s skill. Spend the morning on the course, lunch on your own in charming Étretat and explore the seaside village that so many artists, including Monet, rendered in paint, or return to the ship for lunch and a leisurely afternoon onboard.