In the 18th century this building belonged to a wealthy ship owner and was a used to dry and store tobacco.
During those years, the town’s great maritime age, sea trade flourished.
From Honfleur expeditions set sail for Canada, establishing Quebec, and the town’s fishermen sailed as far as Newfoundland in search of cod.
The store eventually fell out of use but its restoration 10 years ago included these two apartments on the top floors. Like the majority of Honfleur’s old buildings it is timber framed – à colombage in French. This is not apparent until you enter and find inside the exposed timbers preserved along with the terracotta tiles, the old wooden floors and a twisting staircase that leads to these authentic , charming and beautiful spaces. Spaces with ever present light even in gray weather, the living areas being lit by 5 large windows, two of which overlook the small alley.