France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Pont de Normandie, France
Since 1995 this impressive bridge has connected Honfleur and Le Havre.




Before the opening of this bridge in 1995, traffic had to go another 40 kilometers or more to get from the Le Havre side of the Seine to the Honfleur side. As a main route for traffic coming from the Channel Tunnel (or Chunnel) and going south in France, the opening of this new bridge was hailed as a great advance.

For a short time the Pont de Normandie held the world's record as the longest cable-stayed bridge, but it soon lost that claim to fame as other, longer bridges were built. But with a total length of over 2 kilometers (one and a third miles) and a span between the piers of 850 meters (2800 feet), it is truly impressive.

In addition to car lanes, the bridge also has pedestrian and bicycle lanes. You can enjoy great views both of the bridge and from the bridge.

It's a masterpiece of both engineering and artistry, and a welcome addition to Normandy.


Hotels in Honfleur

Honfleur Restaurants

What to See & Do

Honfleur Transport

About Honfleur

About Le Havre






Pont Normandie, France

Above, Pont de Normandie, near Honfleur.

Below, Crossing the Pont de Normandie.

Pont de Normandie, France

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