Conflans-Sainte-Honorine Port Guide

Located on the Ile de France close to Paris, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine is an old shipping town that is wrapped in the riverbanks of the Seine. It is a commune situated in north-central France and was initially named for its geographical location at the convergence of the rivers Oise and Seine. The name “Saint Honorine” was later added in honor of Saint Honorina. It is considered as the capital of the French inland waterways, partially because of its strategic position. Due to its previous role as an important shipping capital, the town celebrates the “Le Pardon National de la Batellerie” in June of every year. There are about 30 or more cruises calling at the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine port.

Shopping

There are a number of shops and boutiques in and around the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine cruise port. Among these stores are popular fashion destinations such as Zara France, Heriday, and Therese Durand. For arts and crafts and beautiful mirrors and decorative glass, there is a store called Lilooka. There are a bunch of health food stores as well such as Nature, La Belle Bio, and Bio et Dietetique. There is a multitude of bakeries around the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine port of call. Among them is a bakery called Pascal Patault that serves excellent cakes and freshly baked bread. Other popular cafes and bakeries around the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine cruise terminal include Lenotre, JC Gaulupeau Patissier-Traiteur, and Jean-Marie Osmont.

Things to See

The most popular landmark in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine is the Tower Montjoie, mostly because there is a violinmaker’s shop placed into the side of the actual walls. Locals enjoy taking strolls and looking at the spectacular views of the Seine and Oise rivers. Tourists enjoy sailing on the canals and rivers and soaking up the splendid views of the cities around the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine cruise port and the landscapes. There are plenty of boats available including house boats where some people live and vintage boats anchored on the river banks. The “Le Pardon National de la Batellerie” is celebrated every year to commemorate those who have passed away during the war. There is usually an outdoor mass next to the monument and plenty of boats gather on the rivers for the celebration.

Restaurants and Bars

The Conflans-Sainte-Honorine cruise port boasts of many restaurants and bars in and around it. Grand Vefour is a very fancy restaurant with glorious decor, beautiful mirrors and chandeliers, and excellent service from the staff. Signature dishes of popular chef Guy Martin include Ravioles de Foie Gras a l’emulsion de Creme Truffee and Tourte d’Artichauts et Legumes Confits. Auberge Ravoux dite Maison de Van Gogh serves traditional French cuisine in a typical late nineteenth century decor with wooden tables and tin counters. Among the many popular dishes of the restaurant are the chocolate mousse sabayon, Terrine of Duck with Pistachios, and the Leg of Lamb of seven hours. Fakhr el Dine has a private lounge and a bar. It is owned by Sleiman Abou Antoun and is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

     

     

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