Out of Paris expedition (3): Harfleur, North Western France

Harfleur, North Western France from George on Vimeo.

For the greater part of six centuries, this old town – that now has a population of under 10000 people – was a key trading port in North Western France. It also was a pivotal town in France’s running tensions with England, given its geographical position. Several buildings from the 16th century stlll (pretty much) stand along the several small cobbled streets, some of which date back to medieval times when the port was a place for sailors to enjoy some sort of home life. There is also a remarkable 14th century church, St-Martin, that still stands although it has lost most of its stained glass windows.

History buffs would also associate the town with the legendary battle of Agincourt, to which Harfleur was central…