While in Normandy, I fell in love with the picturesque seaside town of Honfleur. It's a quaint fishing village that dates back to the Vikings. There are many half-timbered houses and cobbled streets that are lined with a stunning selection of stylish boutiques. You can walk along the port at night and see cafes and restaurants with people spilling into the streets surrounded by music and laughter. Honfleur is known for some of the best seafood in France and I have yet to find a bowl of mussels that measures up to the ones I indulged in there.
This region is also known for its apple orchards from which delicious Calvados and local ciders are created. In Honfleur you'll also be near the world-famous Mont-Saint-Michel which dates back to the 8th century. Situated between Paris and the D-Day beaches, Honfleur makes for a perfect place to relax for a few days.