L'Enclos et la Lieutenance / Le Vieux Bassin

L'Enclos et la Lieutenance / Le Vieux Bassin (HM1MV0)

Location: Honfleur, Basse-Normandie 14600 Calvados
Country: France
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N 49° 25.24', E 0° 14.056'

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L'Enclos et la Lieutenance

Le quartier de l'Enclos, correspond à l'ancienne zone fortifiée, ce quartier central était donc entouré de remparts jusqu'à l fin du XVIIème siècle. Dernier vestige des fortifications encore visible, à l'extrémité du Vieux Bassin, la Lieutenance. Véritable témoin de l'histoire de la cité, elle est l'ancienne Porte de Caen qui contrôlait l'accès au quartier de l'Enclos.

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.


Le Vieux Bassin

Le Vieux Bassin fut créé par ordre de Colbert, en 1681, en remplacement de l'ancien "havre du dedans", qui était beaucoup plus étroit et se situait à l'intérieur des fortifications. De nos jours, Honfleur accueille ses plaisanciers au cœur même de son Vieux Bassin. En bordure du quai Sainte Catherine, les hautes et êtroites maisons essentêes d'ardoises datent des XVIIème et XVIIIème siècles. Elles offrent un décor exceptionnel aux visiteurs en escale dans la petite cité maritme.

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.

Notre conseil
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
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HM NumberHM1MV0
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Placed ByLe gentilé des habitants de Honfleur
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Date Added Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 1:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 700571 N 5477899
Decimal Degrees49.42066667, 0.23426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 25.24', E 0° 14.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 25' 14.4" N, 0° 14' 3.36" E
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Quai de la Quarantaine, Honfleur Basse-Normandie 14600, FR
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